Kid-Made Spring Centerpiece with Twigs and Tissue Paper. Phew! That’s a mouthful, but I couldn’t think of a better name.
In a nutshell, this is a simple spring craft that preschoolers and toddlers can make using twigs, tissue paper and a few other materials you likely already have at home.
We made this this centrepiece for our Easter dinner table, but you could display your decorative spring branches in a jar or vase, or even on a windowsill or coffee table. I’ll bet they’d look pretty suspended from a ceiling or in front of a window too.
There are lots of fun and creative steps in making this centrepiece and it all starts off with a play in the yard or a walk around the neighbourhood.
To make a spring centerpiece with twigs and tissue paper, you’ll need:
- assorted dry twigs
- rubber band
- white paint
- tissue paper in spring colours
We took a walk to a nearby field to look for broken branches and twigs to make our craft.
Back home, we removed any obvious pieces of loose bark, and we painted our twigs white.
While my helper was painting, I was busy cutting the tissue paper up into 2 to 3 inch squares.
When the twigs were dry, I secured a couple of them together with a rubber band.
Then my hooligan crumpled the squares of tissue paper, and stuck them all over the white branches.
FYI: kids love crumpling tissue paper. We frequently craft with tissue paper for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s inexpensive. Most often it doesn’t cost us a thing because I save any tissue paper that we get in gifts and gift bags. Secondly, the hooligans just love crunching and scrunching it up. It feels great, sounds wonderful, and it’s a super activity for developing those little hand muscles.
When our spring tree was covered with colourful tissue paper blossoms, I tied a scrap piece of ribbon around the branches to hide the rubber band.
Isn’t our centerpiece pretty?
What a lovely decoration for your kids to make for spring!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.