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Let Your Creativity Blossom With Springtime Arts and Crafts

March 23, 2022
Springtime arts and crafts

The seeds of your creativity are already planted in your heart and mind. Now, all you have to do is nurture them! Arts and craft projects offer unlimited opportunities to explore, discover and create new things. Here are five springtime arts and crafts that are great for blossoming creativity and just in time for spring!

Cupcake Liner Flowers

What you’ll need:


  1. Start with one large cupcake liner and one mini cupcake liner. Stretch and flatten them out a little bit so they are easier to fold. 
  2. Fold the large cupcake liner in half 4 times. Then, using scissors and beginning the cut on the folded edge, carefully cut a curve into the cupcake liner. 

Pro tip: Cut the curve deep enough to give the cupcake liner a distinct petal shape when you open it up. If you did not cut low enough the first time, just fold it back up and cut your curve again.

  1. Next, repeat step 2 using the mini cupcake liner. 
  2. Unfold both cupcake liners. Each one should look like a flower with eight petals. 
  3. Using a bit of crafter’s tape, attach the mini cupcake liner on top of the regular cupcake liner.
  4. Now, add a little flare by placing a rhinestone sticker to the middle of your flower. 
  5. Fold a piece of construction paper in by about 1.5″. Then, cut out 2 leaf shapes from the fold.
  6. Using your crafter’s tape, attach the leaves to the back of the popsicle stick. Then, attach the popsicle stick to the back of the flower. 
  7. Flip it over. Your cupcake liner flower is done! Just in time for spring!

Fairy House Night Lights

What you’ll need:


  1. Using your craft knife, cut off the top portion of the plastic bottle.
  2. Remove the lid and set it aside. Then, cut off the plastic band around the neck of the bottle. 
  3. Paint both halves of the bottle with colors of your choice. Allow up to 30 minutes to dry, then repeat for a second coat. 
  4. Next, cut a window in the bottom half of your plastic bottle. It should be large enough to fit your tea light inside. 
  5. Cut slits halfway up the top half of the bottle, about 1″ apart. Bend the ends of each slit upward so that they stick out like shingles on a roof. 
  6. Now comes the really fun part. Decorate the outside of your fairy house with silk leaves and flowers. 
  7. Next, cover the bottle lid with silk leaves or flowers. Place the lid back on the neck of the bottle.
  8. Add hot glue to the inside of the bottom half of the bottle. Then, line the bottom with moss. 
  9. Add in your tea light candle. 
  10. Finally, place the “roof” on top of your house. Enjoy your brand-new fairy house night light!

Garden Wind Chimes

What you’ll need:


  1. To begin, string beads on your string or lace. 
  2. Pour paint over the top of the overturned flowerpot. Then, pour a second layer of paint right into the center of the first puddle.
  3. Watch the paint drip down in layers, creating a fun, dramatic effect.

Pro tip: To encourage the paint to drip down quicker, you can also run your finger along the bottom of the pot.

  1. Optional: Once the paint has dried, spray it with your waterproof sealant.

Pro tip: While this is not 100% necessary, the waterproof sealant will prevent the paint on your wind chime from fading or chipping over time. 

  1. Once everything is dry, tie your beaded strings to your first washer, leaving a few inches of room at the top. Then, poke the strings through the top of the garden pot and tie them securely around your second washer.
  2. Next, tie all of the strings into one knot at the top where you left extra room, forming a loop to hang the wind chimes.
  3. Finally, find a spot to hang up your new wind chimes!

Ladybug Painted Rocks

What you’ll need:


  1. First, find your rocks. A good place to start is by looking around your yard for oval or round rocks. If you can’t find any out in nature, you can purchase them at any home improvement store, garden center or craft supply store. 
  2. Once you find your rocks, be sure to wash and dry them. This will make it easier for the paint to stick. 
  3. Next, paint your rocks using colorful Patio Paint. If your rocks will be sitting outside in soil, no need to paint the bottoms.
  4. Paint on a black ladybug head and let dry.
  5. Using the handle end of your paintbrush, dot on ladybug spots with black paint.
  6. Next, use the handle end of the paintbrush to dot on white eyes. Let rocks dry completely.
  7. Cut the tip off of a toothpick. Then, dip the toothpaste in black paint and dot onto white eyes to make the pupils.
  8. When your rocks are completely dry, paint them with a coat of Patio Paint Clear Coat or an outdoor formula sealer like Mod Podge.
  9. Now, find a place to display your colorful ladybug rocks!

Tin Can Planters

What you’ll need:


  1. First, adults will need to drill a small hole in the bottom of the can to allow proper drainage for a plant. 
  2. Optional: If you want to keep the tin can planter for a long time, you may want to seal it with a waterproof sealer. This will prevent it from rusting over time. 

Pro tip: Due to the potential of the can rusting, do not use the planters for food or vegetable plants.

  1. Now, it’s time to decorate! Paint or draw on your can, add scraps of decorative paper or fabric, or experiment with stickers and glitter. The choice is all yours.   
  2. Once the paint is dry, insert soil and a succulent into your can.

Pro tip: Use succulents in the planters because they require less watering than other plants. 

  1. Your tin can planter is complete! Take good care of your new plant by giving it the water and sunlight it needs to thrive.