As I've shared before, we love decorating for holidays and different seasons. Our house is in a crazy transition stage right now since we are going through a remodel and everything is dusty, dirty, and out of place. To help us feel better and get in a Spring-like mood, we decided to make some spring wreaths!
Mom and Tot Craft time typically happens when my baby is napping and my 5 year-old is off playing Legos (or at school) and my toddler and I manage to have some one on one time. This activity was so popular that my son put aside his Legos to join in. He loves sparkles! :)
I have an overabundance of craft supplies, so instead of buying anything new, we rummaged through our craft cupboard and got out a variety of random materials and started creating!
Supplies (suggested, but you can use your imagination too!):
- paper plates
- foam shapes (eggs, flowers, etc.)
- pom poms
- glitter glue
Creating a wreath making station is simple! We did a similar wreath activity at Christmas time (that we shared over at KidsActivitiesBlog.com) and it was also a hit.
To create a Spring wreath making station you need a variety of materials, a spot to lay everything out where everyone can reach all of the supplies, and a base. We love using paper plates as our wreath base, but we have also used styrofoam wreaths. Both are great.
Other materials that would be fun to have could include tissue paper, scrapbook paper, fake flowers, and beads.
Once all the materials are laid out, give your child some glue and let them start creating! My 5 year old is very comfortable with glue and my toddler still asks for a lot of help, so sometimes she tells me where to squeeze the glue and I put it on for her. I like to take turns with her though because squeezing glue is hard work and great for building her finger muscles!
During this activity we talked about colors, shape, and sizes. Using little buttons and little shaped sparkly confetti pieces required my toddler to use her fingers a lot to pinch and pick up. This was great fine motor skills practice for her!