Easy Kids Spring Crafts from Construction Paper

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No matter what season it is, construction paper is a fun tool for all sorts of great kid’s crafts.

Even Matt can get into the spirit of kid’s crafts.  Why not?  It’s always a good time to take a break from making a living, keeping the house in order and cooking meals….right?  Well we sure think so.  Here’s how it went down.  I was traveling to Matt’s house for a home show and we knew this would be a good opportunity to get some video taping in.  I gave Matt the shopping list for the crafts and I have to admit, he did a marvelous job.  It’s been a while since we did this stuff for room by room, but he didn’t skip a beat.  He purchased the prettiest colors of construction paper and then we had a blast.  We created both a spring chain and some fun Easter eggs to hang around the house.  We think you’ll have just as much fun as we did!

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Materials List:

  • Colorful construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Templates
  • White copier paper
  • Cutting board (is helpful)
  • Double stick tape or glue
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

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1.  Start by creating your egg shapes out of white copier paper or white construction paper.  I used a dessert plate for the round bottom of the egg and then I freehanded the top part of the egg by creating a bit of an oval.

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2.  Spend some time finding objects around the house that will make different sized polka dots.  We used the inside of a tape roll, a pill container and others.  We also have a paper cutter for cutting strips of paper.  This was a big help for the stripes, but not necessary.

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3.  Then, using the different sized polka dots and different width stripes you have made, decorate your egg!!  We held the pieces on with double stick tape.  Curly ribbon threaded through a hole punched in the top of the egg works great for hanging and really dresses up the eggs.  Think about this….if you are hanging this in a window, consider doing both sides!

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Another nice project for spring that the littlest ones can enjoy is simply making a paper chain.  An adult can easily cut the strips; ours measured about 2” wide by 9” long.  Just vary the width and length to get the look you want.  We also alternated color with plain white copier paper.

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If you are making the chain with small children, just let them wrap the tape around the outside where the strip ends overlap.  It’s not that big of a deal.  We have used double stick between the ends before so the tape doesn’t show but actually it doesn’t hold as well as doing it this way.

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Paper chains and multicolored paper eggs can look wonderful all around your home.  Let your kids know you are proud of their work by displaying them prominently!

Happy Spring!

Shari

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