Spring is finally here! Yay!!!
In my house, that means more outdoor time (lots of walks and fresh air) and lots of making art with beautiful bright colours to shake off those winter blues and freshen up our indoor space.
Today, I’ve gathered up a whole bunch of my favourite open-ended Spring art projects for kids. Even just looking at these gorgeous colourful projects will get you feeling Spring-y!
Why Open-Ended Art?
Before I share the projects, I wanted to explain why I’ve chosen to gather up open-ended art projects, instead of the usual Spring craft round-up.
To me, art is all about expression, joy, and relaxation. All things that kids today need more of (not to mention adults!).
Making art nourishes the creative soul and uplifts the spirit. I often think that in our busy culture, we don’t make enough time for our kids to create true art.
While crafts can be fun to make too, and the end products are cute – the makers don’t get a chance to stretch their creativity or participate in the decision-making or expressive and emotional process that art taps into.
And so, without further adieu – here are my favourite Spring art projects – grouped into the four categories of Collage, Painting and Dyeing, Sculptural, and Drawing. Enjoy!
Collage Spring Art
Collage Flowers | Art Bar
Kite Collage | Mary Making
Vibrant CD Wind Spinners | Happy Hooligans
Upcycled Spring Suncatchers | One Time Through
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Flowers | Fun-A-Day
Seedy Art | One Time Through
Tissue Transfer Art | It’s Always Autumn
Seed and Flower Mandalas | One Time Through
Painted and Dyed Spring Art
Check out these fun spring twists on the usual paint, brush, and paper painting project. Sometimes, it’s just a change of canvas size, shape, or texture that makes the painting extra special!
Watercolor Flowers | Meri Cherry
Ish Inspired Crumpled Paper Art | Buggy & Buddy
Bubble Painting | Childhood 101
Silhouette Artwork | The DIY Village
Paper Plate Flowers | Pink Stripey Socks
Tye Dye Flowers | I Can Teach My Child
Sculptural Spring Art
According to Google, sculpture is “the art of making two- or three-dimensional representative or abstract forms…”
Although a few of these projects don’t involve the typical Spring symbols, the colours and styles of sculpture make them perfectly abstract representations of growth, renewal, and life!
Paper Sculptures | Art Actually
Spring Art (Literally!) | One Time Through
Pine Cone Art | Crafty Morning
Crazy Pasta Sculptures | Hello, Wonderful
Garden Washer Wind Chimes | One Time Through
Spring Drawing Projects
These fun drawing projects will get your kids thinking outside of the box (and colouring book!) when it comes to markers, pencils and crayons.
Picasso Cubism Art | The Pinterested Parent
Draw a Flower Garden | Krokotak
Glue-Drawn Pastel Mandala Art | Mommy Labs
Which project idea is your favourite? Leave a comment below and let me know!