Tissue paper carnations: These sweet flowers look great on their own or together as a centerpiece in a lovely vase. You can use torn-up bits of tissue paper that might otherwise hit the recycling bin to make the individual petals. And the best part about this craft? The flowers will stay beautiful all season long!

Coffee filter butterflies: Here's a simple craft that never fails to please. With an eye-dropper and some food coloring or watercolor paints you can create vibrant butterflies to herald the dawn of spring. Suspend them from the ceiling with fishing line, or make several and attach to a paper plate mobile.

Flower pot chime: This lovely outdoor chime uses mini flower pots to create earthy music in your backyard. Feel free to use old or cracked pots for a unique, eclectic look. This craft is perfect for kids of all ages, but you may need to break it up into stages for toddlers and preschoolers. This craft also makes a great project for scouts, 4-H clubs, and other green groups for kids.

Paper plate flower basket: What better way to celebrate spring than with a basket filled with flowers? Use a recycled paper plate and some scraps of paper to put together this basket. It makes a great wall decoration or door hanging!


Crystal caterpillar: This craft is perfect for older kids (and their parents.) Using beads and wire, you can craft together this cute critter to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

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