Fun Spring Art Ideas for Children

Spring Art Ideas: a jewelled CD wind spinner hanging from a leafy bush

With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect opportunity for some spring art ideas that are ideal for the wind spring often brings. We’ve chosen two fun wind-inspired spring art ideas suitable for preschoolers (and older children too).

Wind Inspired Spring Art Ideas for Young Kids

We’ve got two neat craft activities for you and your child to enjoy this spring: making a paper pinwheel and a CD wind spinner. We’ll start with the pinwheel:

How to Make a Paper Pinwheel

What you’ll need:

  • a square shaped piece of paper (10cm by 10cm would be fine). Light to medium weight paper works best here, and it is a great opportunity to repurpose some of those drawings from the fridge into pinwheels!
  • scissors
  • sticky tape or glue
  • pushpin
  • straw or stick

First find the centre of the paper and mark it. Then cut from each corner to about 2cm away from the middle. Fold every other/second corner of the square paper to the centre, using sticky tape or a little glue to stick the pointy corners down.

Next attach the straw or stick to the pushpin (adults will need to help with this!) and use the sticky tape to cover any sharp pin bits. Take outside and let those barmy spring breezes get to work spinning the pinwheel.

How to Make a CD Wind Spinner

What you’ll need:

  • PVA glue or hot glue gun (under supervision)
  • Old CDs or DVDs
  • Bits and pieces to stick onto the disks, such as stickers, sparkly gems, glitter
  • String

Cover both sides of the disk with sparkles, gems, stickers and anything else that takes your fancy. When dry, tie the disk onto one end of the string, and the other to a tree branch. As the spring wind blows, your spinner will twirl around too. Great for hanging near vegetable gardens as a bird scarer!

While these spring art ideas may not be very messy, wearing coveralls will be useful for when your child heads outside with their art. After all, what is spring without a little rain and mud!

I’m sure your children will love our nature art crafts and activities too!

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