Top Easy and Fun Crafts for Kids for Four Different Seasons

Keeping kids engaged in what they do is a challenge that parents and teachers have to face at home and school, respectively. It is important to create activities that will catch their attention and will encourage their commitment and enthusiasm. There are lots of crafts that parents and teachers can prepare for the kids. 

We’ve compiled different easy, fun, and affordable crafts for kids of all ages. We’ve categorized it by season: Spring, Summer, Fall. and Winter. These crafts will definitely keep your kids busy the whole year.  

Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring is the season and the idea of rejuvenation, rebirth, resurrection, renewal and regrowth. It is a time when flowers start to bloom and trees begin to grow and reproduce, daytime is longer. Therefore, spring crafts mostly involved flowers, trees, weather, frogs, bugs, and a lot more.

Toilet Paper Roll Frog 

What you need: 

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Green Colored Paper
  • Coupon Bond
  • Scissors 
  • Glue
  • Black Marker

How to do it:

  • Cut a long strip of green paper, the size should be like the paper roll. Cut two pairs of legs and eyes. Also cut two circular shape of the coupon bond for the eyes. Shade the lower part with the marker. You can also use wiggle eyes stickers to make it easier. 
  • Glue the green paper around the paper roll and the green eyes on the inner part of the roll. Paste the eyes. 
  • Using the black marker, draw the nose and mouth of the frog. 
  • Glue the pair of legs on the back side of the paper roll and the other pair on the front.  

Yarn Butterflies

What you need:

  • Craft Sticks (2 per butterfly)
  • Pipe Cleaners (1 per butterfly)
  • Yarn in Different Colors
  • Beads (2 small for the tail of the butterfly and 1 big for the head)

How to do it: 

Place your craft sticks into an uneven ‘X’ shape as shown below and wind your first colour of yarn around and around, crossing over and winding in the other direction so the yarn holds the sticks in place securely. Then you are ready to begin waving.

Find the complete step-by-step on how to make a yarn butterfly from The Craft Train

Colorful Flower Craft

  • Small Paper Bowls
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Yellow Tissue Paper
  • Green Cardstock Paper 
  • Stapler 
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to do it: 

Start by using your scissors to make slits all around two paper bowls to make flower petals.

Get the complete guide in making a colorful flower craft out of paper bowls at I Heart Crafty Things

Find out more exciting spring crafts from these relevant resources:

Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer is traditionally associated with hot or warm weather. During this season, the days are the longest and the nights are shortest. Kids are on school break; thus, interesting crafts and activities should be ready. 

Paper Bag Pirate

What You Need:

  • White Paper Lunch Bag
  • Skin Tone Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black, Red, Blue and White Cardstock Paper
  • Small Binder Ring
  • Googly Eyes
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Learn how to make a paper bag pirate at I Heart Crafty Things.

Bottle Cap Bugs

What You Need:

  • Bottle Caps
  • Transparency Paper
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Googly Eyes

Find the complete guide on how to make the bottle cap bugs at This Grandma Is Fun.

Mason Jar Aquarium

What You Need:

  • Mason Jars
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Water
  • Aquarium plastic figurines and plants
  • Aquarium Rocks

NOTE: You can include other aquarium decorations you like.

Complete instruction on how to make a mason jar aquarium is available at hello, wonderful.

More easy and interesting summer crafts for kids:

  • 25 Creative Summer Crafts to Keep Kids Entertained All Season Long: The post features 25 easy DIY summer craft ideas. It includes scented rainbow bubbles, ice cream keychain, and painted rock babies.
  • Easy Summer Kids Crafts That Anyone Can Make!: The post features 25 quick and easy summer kids crafts that can be made in under 30 minutes. The materials are readily available around the house, no special tools or skills are required. It includes milk carton birdhouses and bird feeders, pour painted flower pots, and DIY sidewalk chalk paint.
  • 20 Simple & Fun Summer Crafts for Kids: The post lists 20 summer crafts for kids that will help you keep them busy all summer long. It includes paper plate butterflies, bubble painting, and styrofoam cup sea crabs.

Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall marks the transition from summer to winter. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. Kids will be more likely to enjoy cooler weather. Make sure you have some crafts for more quality time together with your kids.

Pine Cone Bunnies

What You Need:

  • Pine Cones
  • Googly Eyes
  • Wool or Craft Felt
  • Hot Glue
  • Wooden Beads
  • Twine
  • Pompoms
  • Scissors

Find the complete tutorial on how to make these pine cone bunnies at FireFlies + Mud Pies.

Paper Plate Sunflower Craft

What You Need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Craft Stick
  • Green Foam Paper
  • Yellow Paint
  • Green Paint
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Find the full how-to-tutorial at The Resourceful Mama.

Watch this video and learn seven awesome fall craft ideas. 

These resources offer more fall crafts that your kids will surely love.

  • 58 Fall Crafts Your Kids Can Make: The post provides 58 fun fall crafts for kids. It includes pumpkin apple stamps, back to school pencil holder, and scarecrow mason jar.
  • 48 Awesome Fall Crafts for Kids: The post provides 48 awesome fall craft ideas for kids. It features lots of leaf ideas, a few Halloween ones, some Thanksgiving ones, and lots of general craft ideas. It includes leaf people, glow stick broomsticks, and turkey cone.
  • Fall Crafts for Kids: The post lists 10 fall crafts for kids. It includes leaf suncatcher, fall palydough, and fall leaf potato stamps.

Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter is the coldest season of the year. The days are shorter and the nights are longer. Since kids will be staying at home more often, it is important to be ready with things that will keep them busy and entertained. Activities that will help them overcome boredom aside from their gadgets.

Egg Carton Penguins

What You Need:

  • Egg Carton
  • Black Paint
  • White and Orange Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue

Get the complete instruction on how to make the egg carton penguins at One Little Project

Paper Cup Luminaries

What You Need:  

  • Paper Cups or Plastic Cups
  • Pretty Scrapbook Paper
  • Hole Punch
  • Flameless Tea Lights (battery operated)

Find the complete guide on how to make this adorable paper cup luminaries at Little Bins Little Hands

Sparkly Snowflakes

What You Need:

  • Popsicle Sticks (4 sticks per snowflake)
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • White Glue
  • Sequins, Buttons, Glitter, or Jewels 
  • Dabber Dot Markers

Find out how you can transform these popsicle sticks into sparkly snowflakes at Toddler Approved.

You can find more easy and fun winter crafts for kids from these resources:

Watch this video and learn easy and affordable paper craft ideas for kids. It includes DIY paper caterpillars, corner bookmarks, and cute little hedgehogs.  

Whatever the season is, make sure that you are ready to entertain the kids with different crafts and activities. Happy crafting and bonding!

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