The Four Seasons - Spring Craft : Red Ted Art's Blog

The Four Seasons – Spring Craft

| April 10, 2013 | 15 Comments

Four Seasons - Spring Nature ArtSooo. Some of you may know, that we now have a tradition of exploring The Four Seasons through an art project every year. This year’s seasons focuses on NATURE. We started the seasons a Winter picture made from sticks. Today’s focus is on the blossoming trees.

If you feel inspired, here are our previous years four seasons projects.

The four seasons in our first year, were made with Bubble Wrap and Finger prints.

four seasons

Bubble wrap four seasons

The four seasons in our second year, focused on colours. We made easy “stained glass windows”.

seasons finished

Stained Glass four seasons

For Winter, we used sticks. For Spring, we wanted to look at blossom and new leaves shooting.

Clearly, I don’t want our Art to actually do any damage to our environment, I am not madly keen on picking lots of flowers (other than those deemed as weeds) or blossoms and young leaves, that the tree still “needs”. Not just that, but if we picked blossom and stuck them straight on a sheet, they may just wilt.

By chance, we had some dried petals – from a bunch of flowers I had received a couple of weeks earlier. I thought the dried flower petals would be perfect. And there were plenty of pink ones among them.

Exploring Spring

For the leaves, I let the kids pick some from our hedge – our hedge won’t suffer from it and we are not depriving the tree of new shoots!

Four Seasons - Spring Nature Craft

And then we made some more stick trees and decorated with the dried flowers and leaves.

Four Seasons - Spring Nature Art

I think they turned out soooo pretty! Even The Englishman piped up and commented on the fact that they are “quite effective”. Thanks dear. And with the dried blossom, I hope they will last!

The Four SeasonsJoin the Kids Get Crafty linky party! 

Disclaimer: by joining the Kids Get Crafty linky – you give us permission to highlight any projects on Red Ted Art  or share your craft ideas on Pinterest – I will always link to your site!

If you have been crafty with your kid’s be it at home, in the kitchen or outdoors, please link up!

How will you looked at The Four Seasons with your kids?

Did you like this? Share it:

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Kids Craft, Nature, Seasons, Spring

Comments (15)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. tricia says:

    Maggie- The trees are gorgeous! I love the Super Hero cape! Could be my kid! :)

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Thank you! Yes, aren’t kids just too cute with their favourite clothes?! Was really happy with the blossom – as was wondering how to make them out of natural materials without either real blossoms going off OR harming a tree that needs to the blossom… by coincidence I had the dried petals. *phew*

  2. katepickle says:

    Oh I think we might try an Autumn version of those trees since it’s that time of the year for us…

    And yet here I am sharing an idea that is very spring-like… I am kinda crazy like that!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      I am looking forward to all the autumn colours on our autumn tree too!! I bet that will be lovely!

      Thank you for sharing a Spring craft!!

  3. These look great, it’s brill when the kids find something productive to do :) Gonna try this one with our kids.

    Sarah Midland

  4. Pinkoddy says:

    Such a great way to show the children the seasons.
    Thank you for hosting.

  5. The trees came out so pretty! When I showed this to my 5 year old to see if he might be interested in, he said, sure, but I want my tree to have a tiny bird’s nest with eggs in it, coz it’s spring :)

  6. Emma says:

    They are so cute Maggy. I feel very spring like now :-)

  7. Those stick trees are so cute. What a great idea!

  8. Seemi says:

    These seasons activities are great. I love how the trees using the dried materials turned out. Thanks for sharing!

    Seemi @ Trillium Montessori

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *