Do you pile up heaps of your kid’s paintings, drawings and other artwork? Do you upcycle them in some way? Today we share how we used several paintings created by my daughters to create this colorful and cheerful Spring accordion wreath to welcome Spring and decorate our doors!
Yesterday we played and learned with calendar numbers as a part of our 60 Days Junk Play Challenge. You can find additional info on the bottom of this post. We would love you to join in the fun!
Materials needed to make spring accordion wreath
Things we used to make our accordion Spring wreath are very basic:
- several sheets of vibrant paintings done by kids,
- piece of cardboard for the middle part,
For this particular project, I decided to use several sheets of cling film paintings kids created earlier in the week.
We didn’t take pictures of a process but if you would like to see how it’s done, you can check the instructions on Tinkerlab.
How to make spring accordion wreath?
You will need to start with folding 2 sheets of kids’ artwork – fold them as accordion. When you are done folding both sheets, you will need to flatten them and fold accordion in half. Use stampler to connect edges together and form a wreath.
For middle part, cut a circle from cardboard, use a marker to decorate it with “Spring” and draw few flowers (if your child is old enough and knows how to write, let them do it themselves).
Attach the circle to the middle of the accordion flower using glue. Add a string and hang on your door or where ever you wish!
Extend the play with a book!
Celebrate the bright colors of spring with this hands-on color-play novelty board book! Turn the wheels to create and change the bold colors of spring in this deceptively simple and thoughtfully layered novelty book that teaches the joy and wonder of color. Find the book Color Wonder Hooray for Spring! here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Spring is a time of budding trees, chirping birds, and croaking frogs. Discover these and more wonders of spring in this delightful board book inspired by the works of legendary children’s book author-illustrator Leo Lionni. With sturdy pages and colorful collage-style artwork, this spring-themed book is perfect for boys and girls ages 0 to 5. Find the book A Little Book About Spring from Leo Lionni here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Today’s post is part of 60 Day Junk Play Challenge and we had as material prompt today KID’S ARTWORK.
We love how Messy Little Monster upcycled their baby’s artwork to make a lovely flowers!
To read more about Junk Play Challenge and get involved upcycling your trash for play, stop by our 60 Day Junk Play Challenge page.
Other spring activities you can try
Here are few suggestions for fun activities to try this spring with your toddler or preschooler:
- Pick few fallen tree branches and use recycled egg cartons to make spring blossom with kids!
- Younger kids, like toddlers and preschoolers, will love finger paint flower art because it’s messy which makes a super fun sensory experience!