Budget-Friendly Spring Crafts And Activities

by Nicki on March 23, 2009

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The change of season has me eager to do something so I thought I’d find a few somethings to do with my family and share them with all of you. Here’s a list of what I came up with. 

Featured Spring Activity and Craft

  • Beth at Smart Family Tips shared a link with me. She wrote Good, Green Cheap Fun. She shares some fun ideas for your family that will cost very little (if any) money. The great thing about her site is that she focuses on green living so you’ll find tips and hints for using safer products for your family.
  • Brittany, the Super Mom of the Clarke Family shared a really adorable idea. She wrote a post on how to make Flower Pens. Easy, cheap and fun!

A few more ideas from around the web and my very own head!

  • Kate over at Curiositys sewed the loveliest little Embroidered Bookmark as a gift. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t sew. It’s a great beginner project! 
  • Skip to my Lou has a post making flowers out of egg cartons. They’re cute and easy. She’s also got links to a few more spring crafts at the bottom of that post.
  • At Frugal Fancy’s Blog she posted a bunch of Crafty Freebies. She gives links for free patterns, offers and ideas. Go check it out!
  • I made these Pencil Pinwheels with the girls the other day. Perfect for windy spring days!
  • Picked up a thing of sidewalk chalk at the store for $1 a couple days ago. Talk about cheap fun!
  • There’s an adorable Paper Flower Garden Hat over at Flipflops and Applesauce.
  • Ramblings Of A Crazy Woman has a great project for preschoolers, a Fruit Loop Rainbow.
  • Having a lot of rainy spring days? Head over to Let’s Explore and see how they made Rain Art.
  • I found 14 Family Activities To Do Before The End Of The Year over at Mommy’s Idea Book.
  • What better excuse than spring to sew yourself this great Buttercup Bag found over at Made By Rae.
  • Why not make the Eggshell Seedlings found at … all the little things through Crafty Crow.
  • Paint your toenails and get ready for flip-flops. (Order a pair of Old Navy flip-flops for each family member!)
  • Go to an open area and fly a kite!

Do you have anything to add to our list? Write about it in the comments or feel free to share a link!

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1 Amy March 23, 2009 at 6:06 am

Thanks for the ideas, Nicki! I have a hard time coming up with spring-y crafts. This is a great resource.

Amy’s last blog post..Par-tay Time!

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2 Britt March 23, 2009 at 6:35 am

Hey Nicki!

Thanks for linking to my idea! Our server crashed and Michael is in the process of getting it back up…so the link should work by the end of today 3/23 :)

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3 Nicki March 23, 2009 at 7:06 am

Thanks for letting us know Britt!

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4 MomLiving March 23, 2009 at 7:39 am

Great ideas! I am always looking for ways to save money, yet still have fun.

MomLiving’s last blog post..Turn Old Jars into Storage

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5 Amanda March 23, 2009 at 7:48 am

Thanks for the link. I can’t wait to check out the other links too. I just love being crafty! :)

Amanda’s last blog post..The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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6 Beth @ Smart Family Tips March 23, 2009 at 7:57 am

Great list, Nicki. I’ve bookmarked them all.

Thanks, too, for the mention.

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7 Darlene 'Dee' Bishop March 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

Thanks for the mention, Nicki! And these are great ideas. Wish I had a little one at home to craft with. (My “baby” just turned 34 last week! ;o)

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8 SavvyChristine March 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Neat list. I love that you mentioned that Beth focuses on green living in addition to family tips. Whenever I go to visit a blog, I forget that some people don’t take eco-friendliness into account. Thanks for the heads-up!

SavvyChristine’s last blog post..How to Have an Eco-Wedding

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9 Kate March 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the link Nikki! This is a great list…I can’t wait to explore the other ideas you have up!

Kate’s last blog post..Scrap Tote

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10 Britt March 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm

My site is up now :)

Oh and I just love the bookmark idea…I think it would be thin enough to send to my sponsored children through Compassion International!

The spring hats look fun too…my girls love hats..and I love easy crafts :)

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