Creation Station: Spring Tree Blossom

All this good weather lately is making me SO ready for summer. I am a total sun creature, I just can’t get enough of it and I definitely can’t complain about the great mood it puts me in. But unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet and Spring has that bad habit of throwing some lovely days out there and then chucking in a few days in a row of torrential rain. It’s on these rainy days that we could do with some fun and bright activities to keep our spirits up.

spring blossom creation station at www.lukoeusaurusandme.co.uk

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I had loads of spare paper left over from making a whole bunch of beautiful origami hearts for Valentine’s day, so I grabbed my flower shaped paper punch and some other bits and bobs and set up a spring tree blossom creation station.

After I punched a few flowery blossom shaped pieces of paper from the recycling pile, I pottered about the house to see what else we could add to the activity.

I came back with a nice bright pink glitter glue pen. Luke absolutely loves glitter glue pens ever since I let him loose with on when we made sock snowmen for Christmas.

Along with the sparkly, glitter theme, we added some green glitter, because let’s face it – what toddler doesn’t love glitter? Yes, it’s messy, but honestly, that just adds to the fun, right?

spring blossom creation station at www.lukoeusaurusandme.co.uk

The last bits and bobs I found for the creation station is some shaped confetti. We have tonnes of this stuff as they come as a staple with almost every bumper craft pack (which I would highly recommend investing in – our favourite so far is this one from Amazon, it comes with 1001 bits!) I managed to find some confetti that had colourful leaves and butterflies in it – perfect for spring!

After collecting all of these together, I put them all into a dip/snack tray and drew a rough tree shape on an A3 piece of card. I admit, it’s a pretty poor excuse of a tree, but Luke was already sat at his table desperate to get started. Whenever he sees the craft box is out, he gets really excited! In the middle of the tray, I poured a good dollop of PVA glue and handed Luke a stiff paintbrush.

The rest was up to Luke.

spring blossom creation station at www.lukoeusaurusandme.co.uk

He loved the paper punched flower blossom and I’m thinking about investing in some more shapes for different activities. It would be nice to get some different sized paper punches as well.

Obviously the glitter glue went down a treat. It was squirted everywhere (including on his trousers!), some of it was left in big dollops, some had confetti or flower blossom stuck to the paper with it and some was spread about with the paintbrush.

spring blossom creation station at www.lukoeusaurusandme.co.uk

The confetti was also a great hit, with Luke naming each shape he was putting down. Every time he saw a butterfly shaped piece, he’d get very excited and say “butterfly, butterfly!” The confetti really added to the spring theme and I again highly recommend buying some because it’s perfect for all sorts of activities and crafts (like this Valentine’s themed sensory box from Becky at 3 Princesses and 1 Dude.

This activity lasted for about 45 minutes and Luke was really focused. It was difficult to take pictures as he was adamant that I left him to it and kept out of his way. Since I wasn’t allowed to interfere, I sat with him and spoke a little bit about the shapes, colours, a little bit about Spring and counted out confetti and flowers.

Pin For LaterSpring Blossom Creation Station for toddlers and kids at www.lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

26 Comments

  1. April 18, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Such a cute and fun activity šŸ™‚

  2. April 19, 2016 / 7:04 am

    ah, such a cute activity. I love setting stuff up for my two and seeing what what they do with it x

  3. April 19, 2016 / 7:17 am

    Fab activity, I really need to get my act together and put something like this together for A as he would love it. Posts like this are s handy when you’re not a naturally crafty Mama! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  4. April 19, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    You are a braver Mom than I, all that glitter! I would be washing the pets, the carpet and the walls for weeks! Looks like a fun and cute activity! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  5. Alex
    May 4, 2018 / 11:21 am

    What a fab activity – I love getting creative with my little one šŸ™‚ Perfect spring time craft idea xx

  6. May 4, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    You’re so good. I really struggle with messy play and am trying my best to find messy crafts I can deal with. This one looks pretty manageable while still being wild though!

  7. May 4, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    This is such a fun and cute activity. That tray also looks soooo useful!

  8. May 4, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    What a lovely idea!! Think crafts are also fun for us adults as well as our babies šŸ™‚

  9. May 4, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    A creation station is a genius idea! My eldest is 15 and in the middle of Art GCSE at present – The techniques are so similar!

  10. hannah wood
    May 4, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Awww this is such good fun for the kids and perfect for this time of year too as love crafts.

  11. Lauren Davis
    May 4, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    Love glitter! Looks like you had a great day even if it was raining!

  12. Claire @ The Ladybirds' adventures
    May 4, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    I love this idea. I really think process art is great for kids.

  13. May 5, 2018 / 7:53 am

    This is a such a lovely piece of spring themed art x

  14. May 5, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Flower shaped paper punch – I didn’t know such things existed! I am such a dinosaur! We do a craft activity at the toddler group I run, and this sort of thing would make the preparation SO much faster. Thanks for the tip x

  15. May 5, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Nothing like a bit of messy fun. I love how creative kids can get with a bit of glitter. Great job.

  16. May 5, 2018 / 11:07 am

    What a cost effective and a fab activity! Love the look of the glitter and sequins , so much fun x

  17. May 5, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    Fab activity for kids to do on a rainy day! I’ve been looking for some new things to do with little bear since it’s always rainy here!

  18. May 6, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I think creating something like this for the kids is brilliant! It’s the perfect way to keep them occupied as well as allow them to have some fun especially during Spring break or Summer vacation.

  19. May 7, 2018 / 9:03 am

    What a fabulous idea this is! So creative and this would keep any toddler busy for hours. I know for certain, both my kids would love to create a spring blossom tree for themselves!

  20. May 8, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I used to love taking the kids to Creation Stations when they were little. Looks like you had lots of fun

  21. Dannii
    May 9, 2018 / 7:11 am

    This is such a creative idea. They did something similar at my daughters nursery the other day.

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      May 18, 2018 / 8:03 am

      I love the idea of letting children loose with the crafting supplies and seeing what their imagination comes up with. I think it’s really healthy for their development and helps build the sense of independence too.

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