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Spring is Here

Spring is here and although it’s been cold around the country, we have been blessed in Florida! Spring energy is in the air. It’s time for color and flowers and outdoor activities! Here are 2 fun crafts that we did in MissMancy’s Messy Art Class for Spring!

Textured Birds:

You Will Need:

  • Cutout of a bird
  • Colorful feathers
  • finger paints
  • white glue
  • Wiggle eyes

I like giving the children sponge brushes as an option to begin their project especially for those that have tactile defensiveness. My experience has been that once they see other children using their fingers to paint, they usually try it themselves!

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I purchased these foam cutouts in the shape of birds at Target (but you can draw your own on card stock). The kids used bright neon finger paints and added colorful feathers! It’s fun watching the kids play with feathers. This is a wonderful tactile experience with both the paints and the feathers.

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Cupcake Liner Flowers:

You Will Need:

  • Different colored Cupcake liners
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Construction Paper

Another fun Spring Craft. This one focuses more on fine motor skills such as cutting and drawing. This activity also requires children to follow a certain sequence. It’s an easy activity for children with lower fine motor skill level. You can increase the level of complexity by asking them to draw a scene around the flowers or to draw and cut out their own flowers to add to the craft.

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I found these really cool felt flowers at Target that some children stuck on their creations.

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