The following are some great craft ideas to enjoy with your children according to the season of the year. Seasonal kid’s crafts are a fun way to spend time together.
Winter Seasonal Kids Craft
When you are looking for indoor entertainment in the wintertime, craft projects are a perfect solution. Try this seasonal kid’s craft project with older children.
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Necklace Wire
- Beads in a variety of colors and sizes
First, you want to make the snowflake pendant. You will bend the wire into a dime-sized circle and loosely string beads onto the circle. Now twist the ring closed. You should have a small beaded ring that allows the beads to slide a bit.
After that, take the needle-nosed pliers and attach eight pieces of wire about 2 inches long each between the beads at even spaced intervals.
Now you want to string beads on the pieces of wire that project from the ring. Leave about 3/16 of an inch of wire at the end of each piece. When you are happy with how it looks, use the needle-nosed pliers to bend the remaining 3/16-inch piece of wire into a small loop to keep the beads from slipping and falling off. Choose which “prong” you want to be the top part of the snowflake, and make sure that the loop is big enough to allow the necklace wire to go through.
Slip necklace wire into this top loop and string beads on either side, free-form or symmetrical. Twist the wire at the end or attach a necklace clasp.
Spring Seasonal Kids Craft
This springtime seasonal kids craft idea is more for younger kids, but older ones can enjoy this, too.
- Metal coat hanger
- Green pipe cleaners
- Flowers – dried, made from tissue, construction paper, or silk
- Hot glue gun
Bend the triangular part of the coat hanger into a large diamond shape. Leave the hanger hook intact.
Wrap the diamond and hook with green pipe cleaners. Glue whatever flowers you choose around the diamond shape and hang on the door.
Summer Seasonal Kids Craft
Summer is a time when people love to be outdoors and enjoy evening cookouts and outdoor parties. This seasonal kid’s craft is a great way to light up your summer nights.
Hanging Garden Tea Lights
- Tealight candles (you can use citronella if you want to keep away insects)
- Small glass jars such as baby food jars
- Thin wire
- Needle nosed pliers
Around the rim of the jar, bend a ring of wire; then remove it and string beads on it. Put it loosely back on the jar, closing the ring slightly with the pliers.
Use the needle-nosed pliers to attach two pieces of wire on either side of this ring. These are the hangers. String beads on these hanger wires, then bend the top of them into hooks. Now twist the wire of the ring, making it fairly tight. Pop in a tealight and hang from a branch or plant hanger.
Fall Seasonal Kids Craft
Nature provides lots of great colors and a variety of leaves this time of year! Collect some leaves in interesting shapes and colors that would make a good placemat. Younger children will enjoy this seasonal kid’s craft project.
- Autumn leaves that are pressed and dried
- Clear contact paper
- Construction paper
- White glue or decoupage medium (see Elmer’s post on how to make your own decoupage medium)
- Small paintbrush with fairly stiff bristles
Select a square or rectangle of construction paper in a color that will look good with the leaves you have chosen. Place each leaf after gluing the backside wherever you want on the paper.
Apply the decoupage medium or glue on the top of the leaves to smooth them down in place. Next cover both sides of your leaf-covered construction paper with clear contact paper. (one side will have leaves and the other remains plain) Trim your edges so that they are even.
No matter what the time of year or season it is, you can always find a fun seasonal kid’s craft project to do with your children to create special memories. See our previous post, Kid’s Crafts Made From Nature, for more fun craft ideas.