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Welcome spring into your home with these super-simple, seasonal crafts that teach kids fine motor skills, shapes, and science about the season!
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16 Springtime Crafts

stained glass art
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Stained-Glass Art

Paint Up a Storm
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Paint Up a Storm!

Craft Your Own Summer Fun with Bubbles
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Soap. Water. Pop!

Even before your garden has bloomed, kids can celebrate spring with bunches of these bright bouquets. Encourage them to experiment with different combinations of colors.
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Coffee Filter Flowers

3 No-Fail Look-and-Learn Scavenger Hunts for Pint-Sized Explorers
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Look-and-Learn Scavenger Hunts

Flowers Sweet Enough to Eat
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Lollipop Bouquet

Recycled Guitar
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Recycled Guitar

Watch your child transform the “junk drawer” into an accessorized robot that can go-go-go!
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Robot Racers

A cardboard boat powered by… soap? Really? Yes, really. Take a few of these common household items, help your kids follow the steps, and they’ll be rewarded with a little boat that has a surprising “engine.”
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DIY Mini-Powerboat

Ideal for summer breezes, this wind sock is easy and fun to make.
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Colorful Windsocks

Not all monsters are scary! Create these cute monster crafts with the help of glue and a handful of wiggle eyes.
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Monsterific Crafts

Did you know that butterflies “puddle” in damp spots? They’re searching for minerals they need to be healthy, such as salt. After your kids make the puddle in the backyard, gather the whole family to sit and watch what happens.
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Butterfly Haven

This easy-prep jam recipe is a nice way to introduce kids to cooking in the kitchen.
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2-Ingredient Strawberry Jam

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How do you reward excellence or achievement?

Parents Talk Back
How do you reward excellence or achievement?
Praise or a pat on the back.
80% (37 votes)
An inexpensive gift or toy.
9% (4 votes)
A gift of substantial value.
7% (3 votes)
We do nothing—it’s expected.
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 46