5 Spring Crafts & Recipes That Will Make Your Kids Blossom

From DIY bird feeders to making your own fairy garden

By Macaroni KID May 12, 2023

We've rounded up five of our favorite spring crafts and recipes our publishers have shared with us through the years — we hope they bring your kids spring fun in this season!

Jennifer So

How to make cookie-cutter bird feeders

Cookie-cutter bird feeders are a great spring project to do with your kids! The kids will love watching the birds munch on their cookie-cutter bird feeder creations once you hang them in your trees.

What you need:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 envelopes of gelatin
  • 4 cups of birdseed (get appropriate mix for your geographic area)
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • cookie cutters
  • toothpick or pen/pencil (to poke a hole)
  • string

Click here for directions!

JodiJacobson via Canva

DIY chalk paint: A mess-free alternative

This chalk paint creates sidewalk masterpieces, while keeping hands and clothing clean. MAJOR. WIN. 

What you need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • A squeeze of dish soap 
  • 6-7 drops of washable paint or food coloring to give the paint color
  • Mixing bowl
  • Something to store the chalk paint in (we used squirt bottles, but you could store it in a jar and use a paintbrush, or put it in a spray bottle and spray for some abstract chalk art!)

Click here for directions!

 ZinkPhoto via Canva

Worm and dirt cupcakes

Spring always has us thinking about the gardening season. We love getting kids involved with our garden from planning what we grow all the way to harvesting. They love digging in the dirt and finding ... worms!

These dirt cupcakes are a fun way to build up the excitement for getting your garden started ... and to get your kids giggling over eating WORMS!


  • Box of cupcake mix (plus all ingredients needed to make them)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Can of chocolate icing
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Zipper seal baggies
  • Big spoon or a measuring cup (something that won't break for smashing cookies)
  • Gummy worms
  • Craft sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Construction paper
  • Things to decorate paper — stickers, glitter glue, foam shapes, markers, etc.

Click here for directions!

Sarah Hauge 

DIY sponge grass garden

"Plant" this sponge on a sunny window to bring spring inside for your kids! With a little bit of care and patience, your child can grow a miniature lawn in the comfort of your own home. 

What you need:

  • Plate
  • Sponge
  • Grass seeds
  • Water
  • Plastic wrap
  • Spray bottle

Click here for directions!

JustAHobbyMommy via Canva

Make a fairy house

Legend has it that if you build a tiny house in your yard, you just might attract a fairy or gnome. We have all the details on how your kids can make their own fairy house using natural materials found in your yard.

Click here for details and inspiration!