Celebrate the start of spring with these gorgeous April crafts for toddlers and preschoolers with easy craft ideas designed to fit in with topics that are often covered this month.
I’ve put together a fun selection of preschooler and toddler crafts including Earth day, spring flowers, farm crafts, insects and rainbows all covered plus some free printables to help you get creative at home or in a classroom.
As this year Easter takes place in April I’ve also included some Easter craft ideas with eggs and bunnies.
April Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
In this round up you’ll find loads of easy spring craft ideas perfect for keeping you busy on rainy days or when you fancy doing something creative with your child.
There are lots of spring activities out there but I’ve tried to stick to the ones that are most common in April so you’ll find different headings for Earth Day, Easter, Insects, Farm crafts, Flowers and Rainbows.
All of the crafts that you find below appear in the same order that you’ll find them in the collage for that section to help make it easier for you to navigate.
These crafts are aimed at toddlers and preschoolers but I’m sure any mom, dad or teacher will know that there’s a lot of difference between what a one year old and a four year old is able to do (as well as with each age group itself) so just go for the options you think your child will be able to do and of course the things that you think will interest them the most.
Of course, as with all activities you’ll need to supervise your child during these spring crafts but I think they’re all nice ones to make together anyway!
Free Printables for April Crafts
We share loads of free printables and templates that you can use with your child to help make activities easier to set up, these are the ones that I think would be best for April themes.
With each template you’ll find ideas for how you can use it and you’ll find some of these being used in the crafts below too.
- Earth Template
- Flower Template
- Tulip Template
- Easter Bunny Template
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers
Earth Day Crafts
This Earth day craft for preschoolers and toddlers is super easy to make, just grab our template and get the paints out to make some fingerprints.
Use up old scrap paper to make this simple torn paper Earth craft.
I made these Earth suncatchers with my daughter when she was three and they were really fun to hang up in our windows.
Older toddlers may be able to help with cutting out shapes for this recycling symbol craft while younger toddlers can glue pieces of scrap and recycled paper onto the shape.
In The Playroom shares a tutorial for a recycled jar pencil holder using tissue paper with an Earth Day theme that toddlers and preschoolers can make with supervision. This would make a great Earth Day gift or you can use it to store markers and coloring pencils.
Make a simple Earth Day handprint craft with this tutorial from The Gingerbread House.
Painting with foil is a really simple way to craft with toddlers and it makes a fun alternative to using a paintbrush. This foil painted Easter egg craft has a free egg template with it to help make it even easier for you to prepare.
These washi tape Easter eggs are ones that I made with my son when he was a toddler.
You’ll need to cut out the centre of a paper plate using scissors for this Easter wreath craft but it’s an easy peasy craft for kids to decorate especially if you grab some stickers for them to use.
This Nature bunny craft is the perfect excuse to go for a look around your backyard with your child as you look together for natural materials that they can use and then they can stick their flowers and leaves onto the Easter egg.
These toilet roll Easter chicks from Happy Hooligans look like fantastic fun to make and they’re super cute too.
Crafty Morning shares how to make these cute fingerprint carrots that would look great on a diy Easter card too.
I made this butterfly craft with my daughter when she was two and she really enjoyed painting on the different surfaces.
We made a lot of suncatcher crafts when my kids were toddlers and while they were a bit older when we made this butterfly craft I think that it would still be a good one to do. You can also use it to discuss color mixing as you use different colored pieces of cellophane.
Encourage your child to discover the insects in your own backyard by making this simple bug hotel for kids from Red Ted Art that are great for fine motor skills too. They’re great for having an excuse to get outdoors when you can avoid those April showers (or just grab an umbrella and go out anyway!)
Make this fun paper plate bee craft from Laughing Kids Learn.
This coffee filter ladybug craft from Non Toy Gifts uses a really fun way to paint.
I made this q-tip ladybug craft with my daughter when she was two.
Grab the pom poms to make this easy sheep craft for toddlers.
Homeschool Preschool shares a sweet tractor craft that you can make with popsicle sticks.
This paint splat sheep craft is a fun update to a classic craft and would be really good for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
This paper bag turkey craft would make a great puppet to play with too.
I made this easy chick craft with my daughter when she was in preschool and it was really fun to paint.
No Time For Flashcard has a paper plate pig craft that toddlers and preschoolers can paint.
This coffee filter flower craft uses process art to color in the petals of the flowers and would make a great spring art project.
This mosaic paper flower craft is really cheerful and a good way to use up any spare colored paper that you have at home or in a classroom.
Toddlers will love to make these bright and cheerful suncatcher tulips from And Next Comes L which you can display in a window.
This cupcake liner flower craft is a good way to practice scissor skills and would look cute on the front of a card too.
A Little Pinch of Perfect shares a gorgeous looking potato printed flower craft.
I Heart Crafty Things shares how to make some super pretty egg carton flowers.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love this rainbow threading craft from Messy Little Monster that they can use as a snack too!
I made this potato masher rainbow craft with my toddler when she was two.
Grab some cotton balls and make this rainbow cloud craft from Wonder In His World.
We’ve shared a few rainbow crafts for kids that use one of our templates and you could try out our one that uses finger-painting to decorate.
Messy Little Monster shares a super cheerful cork printed rainbow craft.
I love this paper plate rainbow craft that Happy Hooligans made in her home daycare.
Want To Get Ready For Next Month?
Make sure that you’re ready to enjoy activities with your child next month too with these May themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.