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Spring projects are quite simply fun projects. Whenever possible, try to think of spring projects outside, or set up crafts outside. After being cooped up all winter, kids deserve to be outside and to do fun spring projects. Here are a few spring projects:
Spring Project #1 -- Paper airplane contest
Spring projects do not always have to be about flowers and rebirth and regrowth – spring projects can be about simply getting outside and appreciating the sun and the earth and the wind, etc. One fun project is to have all of your kids make paper airplanes. You can teach them a little about aerodynamics and about how planes are able to fly, first. Then show them different ways to fold airplanes. Some of your students can attach paper clips to the nose of the airplane or fold the wings up or use heavy or light paper, etc. Then have all of your students practice throwing their airplanes – when they are ready, line them up and see who’s airplane can go the farthest, or who’s can do the most tricks in the air, etc.
Spring Project #2 -- Plant press
A plant press is not just one spring project, it is really at least three spring projects. How so? Making the plant press is a spring project in and of itself. Then your students must find plants to put into the plant press – this is spring project number two. Finally, after the plants are dry, students can use those plants to make greeting cards (Modge Podge the plants to a card) or bookmarks (take two pieces of packaging tape and put the dried plants between them), etc. To make the plant press, you just need multiple pieces of cardboard, cut to the same size and some rubber bands. The cardboard can be from cereal or cracker boxes, etc. Your students can draw on and decorate the top and bottom pieces of cardboard. Have them lay out their plants between each piece of cardboard, sandwich style. Then bind all of the pieces of cardboard together with multiple rubber bands. Keep the plant press somewhere dry. After a few days check on them. Kids will love and appreciate this spring project.
Spring Project #3 -- Leaf rubbings
This is a classic spring project. Just take your students outside, and have them gather up some of their favorite leaves. Put them beneath a piece of plain white paper, and take crayons (without the paper) and roll them over the paper until you have the shape of the leaf, veins and all, on your paper. Kids can make different designs with multiple leaves and different crayons overlapping each other, etc. These leaf rubbings can be turned into greeting cards or simply hung on the wall to celebrate spring.
Spring Project #4 -- Paper mache Easter egg with a surprise
For this spring project, you need: small balloons, newspaper, flour (or plaster of Paris), water, trinkets, and paint. Find small, fun trinkets like removable tattoos, rings, necklaces, etc. You probably do not want to use anything edible. Put the trinket inside a small balloon and then blow it up and tie it. Rip your newspaper into long, skinny strips. Use a wash basin or bucket and mix your flour and water or plaster of Paris into a nice paste – plaster of Paris dries faster, so it is nice because you paint your “eggs” sooner, but it is also harder to keep your concoction from drying before you can paper mache your eggs. Also, if you use paper mache, be sure to wash it off of your table and kids right after you are done. This spring project can get a little messy, so watch out.
Dip your newspaper strips into your concoction. Try to get off as much of the “paste” as possible, then smooth it over your balloon. Continue until the balloon is completely covered thickly. Set your balloon aside to dry (this can take 24 hours or more – leave it in a well-ventilated area. When it is dry, you can paint fun Easter egg designs onto them. Your kids can hide them for an Easter egg hunt, etc. When found, they can break them open and find the special trinket.
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