Crafts for Kids

Make these darling "Daffodillies"

by Ellen Luckett Baker

Nothing says Spring more than daffodils. All you’ll need is paper of varying yellow shades, scissors, a glue stick and a pipe cleaner. Follow the instructions below:

 1. Start with a 4″ square of paper.

2. Fold in half diagonally.

3. Fold in half diagonally again.

4. And one more time.

5. Cut into a petal shape and snip a hole in the tip. Open to reveal the petals.

6. Now cut the center circle to 2 1/2″.

7. Cut this circle in half.

8. With the glue stick, apply glue to one side of an edge.

9. Shape the half-circle into a cone.

10. Fold down one end of the pipe cleaner.

11. Apply some glue to the center of the flower.

12. Assemble by putting the cone into the flower opening, then putting the pipe cleaner through this hole, securing with the pipe cleaner.

Happy Spring!


Make a Brown Bag Bird's Nest... What fun!
by Ellen Luckett Baker

by Ellen Luckett Baker

Welcome spring by making a bird’s nest with your kids. This simple project can be made with recycled paper bags for a natural look or you could try colored pastel paper for an Easter decoration. The kids will love working with the shredded bags and glue to make a grand mess.


Shredded paper bags (about one per nest)

Clear school glue

Plastic wrap

Bowl for the nest mold

Bowl for glue mixture

Tarp or outside surface for getting messy

1. Gather your materials and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

2. Mix the glue with equal parts water.

3. Dip the shredded paper bags into the glue mixture and pat them onto the bowl mold, completely covering it. Then add some dry shredded paper on top to make it have the messy nest look.

4. Allow to dry for 24-48 hours.