Frugi Time Craft: Springtime Crafts

 

This month we’re getting excited for Spring and Summer with another fun Frugi Time craft with Sheila O’Reilly from @Rascals_and_Rainbows!

 

Frugi Time is a collection of fun and engaging activities that will inspire creativity and thoughtfulness in little eco-heroes and their parents too!

 

Painting activities have many benefits for young children including sensory development, colour learning, fine motor development, being able to express emotions, building self-esteem and developing creativity.

 

This is such a simple art activity, yet so effective! A great one for developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Using forks and clothes pegs to attach cotton wool for printing is a brilliant way to develop the little muscles in your child’s hand (an important element of developing pre-writing skills).

 

❤️ My girls also love getting creative with finger printing… they find it very relaxing ❤️

 

Printing Spring pictures using forks, cotton wool and finger prints

 

You will need:

🖌️ Paper or Card

 

🖌️ A selection of forks (different sizes if possible!)

 

🖌️ Selection of paints and paintbrush

 

🖌️ Clothes pegs

 

🖌️ Cotton wool

 

🖌️ Black pen/marker

 

 

How to make:

Step 1: Dip your fork into green paint and print across the bottom of your page to create grass.

 

 

Step 2: Use your paintbrush to paint flower stems of different lengths across the page.

 

 

Step 3: Use forks to print tulip heads on each stem with different colours. We used a different fork for each colour but you could simply wash the fork after every use.

 

 

Step 4: Dip your finger into yellow paint and make a selection of yellow finger prints in the ‘sky’ and around the flowers.

 

 

Step 5: Wait until paint has dried, then use a black felt pen to draw lines and wings on the finger prints to create bees.

 

 

Step 6: For an alternative to fork printing; peg a cotton wool ball to a clothes peg and print flower heads in different colours. You could also use cotton wool to print clouds and sky.

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to share your Frugi Time crafts with us @welovefrugi with #FrugiTime & #FrugiCreate