6 Activities to Celebrate Spring That You Can Print and Make at Home

12-09-2014 by

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Spring is in the air, the days are getting warmer, the trees are getting greener and we want to celebrate with these awesome spring themed activities and crafts that you can print and make at home.

1. Spring butterfly mobile

The coming of spring also means that soon the butterflies will start flitting by. In anticipation of their arrival, why not bring some paper butterflies into your home with this adorable butterfly mobile from Spoonful?

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What you’ll need:
- White cardboard
- Scissors
- Glue and tape
- Fishing line or string

You can get the template and instructions here.

2. Hello Sunshine treat jar labels

Say hello to the warm sun with this adorable treat jar idea from I Heart Nap Time. Fill glass jars with bright yellow sweets and give them to your friends and family with a sweet tooth as a gift to celebrate the turning of the seasons.

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What you’ll need:
- Brightly coloured sweets (yellow works best)
- Glass jars with screw top lids
- Scissors and a hole punch
- Glue and string
- Paper

You can find the instructions and the templates here.

3. Spring time pinwheels

Nothing makes you feel happier than the return of warmth and life and there is no better way to celebrate that than with these paper pinwheels from NoBiggie. These brightly coloured pinwheels use the lyrics from Pharrell’s hit song ‘Happy’ to up the mood even more.

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What you’ll need:
- White cardboard
- Small wooden dowels
- Tacks or pushpins
- You can also get small glass bottles with cork stoppers to fill with sweets and treats

If you have a printer with automatic duplexing, the printing will be easier. If you don’t, have a look at our blog post How To print On Both Sides Of The Page for help on manually creating double sided prints. You can find the templates and instructions on how to fold the pinwheels here.

4. Colour in Spring Banner

Get the kids involved with this fun colouring project from Do Small Things With Love. Get the colour pencils and crayons out to colour in these cute critters and funky flowers and string it up where it will bring you the most joy.

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What you’ll need:
- White cardboard
- Scissors
- Glue and tape
- Colouring pens, pencils and crayons
- String

You can download the templates and get the instructions here.

5. Pretty seed envelopes

Spring is the perfect time to get creative with your garden or have an awesome get together. These funky, brightly coloured envelopes from Catch My Party are the perfect packets for seeds or for invitations for your next braai or party.

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What you’ll need:
- White Paper or cardboard
- Buttons and small round head envelope fasteners
- Needle and thread
- Glue, scissors and a pen

You can get the instructions and the templates for the envelopes here.

6. Spring time colouring pages

Brighten up your fridge or your children’s rooms with some fun, spring-themed colouring pages from Crayola.

What you’ll need:
- Paper
- Colouring pens, pencils and crayons

You can find a variety of colouring pages here.

And remember, you can get all the toner and ink you need to make these fantastic printables from Inksaver. You can even get 10% off your next purchase of compatible printer cartridges by using the voucher code BRAAIDAY at checkout.

Nic Venter

About the author

Nic Venter+

 is the founder and director of He started the business in 2009 with the idea to sell ink and toner cartridges online and to provide you with a quality product, value for money and convenience. He regularly blogs on about printing and technology. Part of his philosophy is having fun and making sure that he and his team think everything ink, so you don't have to.

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