The month of May isn’t far away, so it’s time to start planning your activities with the kids! We’ve rounded up some of the best May preschool crafts for young kids who love to learn and create. From beautiful flower necklaces for Mom on Mother’s Day to maracas for Cinco De Mayo and lots of flower and bee crafts for spring, you’ll find loads of cute ideas to make during your crafting time.
May Preschool Crafts
Choose a few of these simple crafts or try them all! We have more than enough to plan out a month of activities to cover all of May.
Spring Crafts for Preschoolers
Here are some of our favorite May preschool crafts that we’ve done right here at Natural Beach Living. You’ll find educational, sensory, and fun activities to do with the kids this spring.
Teach your child their colors with this super fun, frugal, and easy-to-make color matching activity. All you need is a paper plate, markers, and clothespins. Easy peasy!
Make Mom a special necklace or bracelet for Mother’s Day with these flower salt dough pendants. You can also turn them into ornaments or attach them to the ends of ribbon bookmarks.
This edible weather-themed silly putty is completely taste-safe, so it’s perfect for toddler ages and on up. It’s made with marshmallows and other common kitchen ingredients, so you can whip some up today.
This is a fun craft and a snack in one! Make butterfly snack bags with the kids’ favorite snacks, such as grapes, Goldfish crackers, jelly beans, mini marshmallows, and more. They’d be fun to take on a backyard picnic.
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Spring Art and Craft Activities
Egg Shaker Maracas from happinessishomemade.com: You probably have lots of plastic eggs left over from Easter, so use those to make some egg maracas with the kids for Cinco de Mayo. Have a dance party when you’re done!
Easy Newspaper Flowers from redtedart.com: Recycled crafts are some of our favorites, like these gorgeous newspaper flowers. They’d be pretty additions to gifts instead of using bows. You could also make a garland of them to hang up in your home for spring.
Spring Flower Craft for Toddlers from activelittles.com: This flower assembly craft is super simple. It’s perfect for toddlers who’d like to make a little surprise for Mom.
No-Sew Purse Craft from besttoys4toddlers.com: Practice threading before you start sewing with this easy purse craft for kids.
Yarn-Wrapped Rainbow from schooltimesnippets.com: Get in some fine motor practice by wrapping yarn (in rainbow colors) around a piece of cardboard. Hang it in the window for everyone to see!
Chrysanthemum Craft from funhandprintartblog.com: Chrysanthemums are a popular choice for Mother’s Day. But this version is even more thoughtful than real flowers. It’s made from the kids’ handprints. Mom will treasure this for years to come.
Hammering Flowers Art from taminglittlemonsters.com: If you have some real flowers in your yard or garden, this hammering flowers activity will keep the kids busy for quite some time! It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the warmer spring weather.
Scratch Art Nature Painting from thesmokies.momexplores.com: This scratch art activity is a little messy, but it’s a lot of fun. What a cool way to incorporate nature into the painting process!
May Themed Activities
Toilet Roll Stamp Flowers from taminglittlemonsters.com: We hope you’re saving your toilet rolls! They’re terrific for crafts, and here they’re used to stamp out different flower patterns. Wouldn’t this make pretty wrapping paper for a gift?
Footprint Chili Pepper from funhandprintartblog.com: Here’s another fun option for Cinco de Mayo! The footprint chili pepper is cute and simple to make with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Turn it into a fun card for someone.
No-Sew Felt Garden from thehomespunhydrangea.com: This felt garden is a wonderful quiet time activity for toddlers and preschoolers. You can use the pieces to work on so many skills, such as color identification, food identification, and fine motor skills, when the kids tuck their veggies into their pockets.
Mexican Paper Flowers from kidsactivitiesblog.com: This paper flower craft is fun for kids of all ages, and it’s a beautiful way to celebrate the traditions of Mexico for Cinco de Mayo.
May Activities for Preschoolers
God’s Eye Craft from laughingkidslearn.com: You probably made this craft yourself as a kid, and it’s a classic for good reason! It’s simple, fun, and you can get really creative with the colors.
April Showers Bring May Flowers Craft from kidsactivitiesblog.com: When you’re teaching your kids about spring, this craft is a cute way to demonstrate the concept of April showers bringing May flowers. Take this opportunity to talk to them about how important the water cycle is to all life on earth.
Garden Bees Interactive Craft from ourkidthings.com: This interactive craft with buzzy little bees is as fun to play with as it is to make. You could even introduce the concept of pollination with your little learners.
Mermaid Fairy Garden from thehomespunhydrangea.com: Here’s a fun twist on the usual fairy garden. Make a mermaid garden instead. It’s a great chance to use some seashells or sea glass that you may have found on your own beach adventures.
Mini Flower Garden Craft from redtedart.com: Pipe cleaners, foam sheets, and mini pom-poms become beautiful flowers in this garden craft. They’re “planted” in a cup of shredded paper grass. How cute!
Paper Plate Yarn Weaving Garden Craft from ourkidthings.com: Paper plate weaving is an excellent way to work on dexterity and is excellent for kids with interest in sewing. It really makes this paper plate garden pop.
Wooden Spoon Garden Craft from kidsactivitiesblog.com: Dress up your potted plants with these whimsical wooden spoon characters.
Handprint Tulips from funhandprintartblog.com: A garden of handprint tulips from the kids would make a special Mother’s Day gift.
Paper Flower Garden Craft from ourkidthings.com: Make a paper flower garden to put up in your windows if you don’t exactly have a green thumb. Kids will love this colorful papercraft.
Police Hat Craft from adabofgluewilldo.com: Did you know that Police Week is in May? Use this police hat craft to talk about community helpers!
Baby Blue Bird Craft from funhandprintartblog.com: Handprint bluebirds in a nest—does it get any cuter? Sibling pairs could do this together to create a single craft. That would be sweet.
Poppy Suncatchers from redtedart.com: Poppies are popular for Memorial Day. You probably see veterans handing them out as a thank you for donations around this time. These poppy suncatchers will make beautiful decorations and give you a chance to talk with your kids about their significance.
Cupcake Liner Poppies from laughingkidslearn.com: This is another fantastic poppy craft to make for Memorial Day. You can put these together in just a few minutes.
Paper Plate Strawberry Craft from kidsactivitiesblog.com: Paper plate crafts are fun and frugal, and this strawberry craft is charming and perfect for summer.
Handprint Flowers on a Watering Can from thecountrychiccottage.net: Make a cute gift for Mother’s Day that’s as practical as it is pretty. While Mom will love the handprint flowers on the watering can, it’s a keepsake that she can use year after year to water her plants.
Paper Bee Craft from iheartcraftythings.com: Create a beautiful flower scene with bees buzzing around the flowers. The 3D wings on the bees are so cool.
Popsicle Stick Bee Craft from kidscraftroom.com: This adorable bee is easy to make with mini popsicle sticks. If you don’t have those, just cut some regular popsicle sticks to length or build a bigger version. The wings are made with milk jugs. How fun is that?
Clothespin Bee Craft from thecrafttrain.com: Grab some clothespins to make pretty peg bees. Clip them onto a string to make a bee garland or turn them into magnets.
Weather Chart Kids Craft from thecraftingchicks.com: Use this simple craft as a daily weather prompt to encourage kids to observe and record the weather.
Paper Bag Kite Craft from typicallysimple.com: Want to go kite flying but don’t have a kite? No problem! Use a lunch bag to make a paper kite with beautiful streamers trailing down.
Kite Craft for Preschool from thatkidscraftsite.com: But if you just want a kite-themed craft to make on a rainy day, this is a terrific choice and comes with a printable template to make it super simple.
You have enough crafts here to keep the kids busy the entire month of May. Which one will you make first?
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