The colors and images we associate with spring are delightfully inspirational for creative projects. Why not celebrate the season with some fun art and craft projects and studies!
Make a lovely picture (and write a story, too) with Draw Your World’s free swan drawing lesson. http://www.drawyourworld.com/blog/swan-lesson-draw-write-now.html
Even young students can try Mr. Kindergarten’s umbrella painting as a rainy day art project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDH4VUoYzFI
A teacher or parent can treat students to cute Easter-themed face paintings with these easy instructions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9FuKVr_MKg
Find a wide variety of miscellaneous arts and crafts for spring at these sites. http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/spring/art.htm
For a fun craft project that then becomes a fun learning tool, check out FunFelt’s instructions for making your own flannel board. http://www.fun-activities-for-kids.com/how-to-make-a-flannel-board
Ruth Dilts Design offers free needlepoint coaster instructions for children. These would be a fun project for a Mother’s Day gift, or to use for an Easter gathering. http://www.amonco.org/ruthdiltsdesign1.jpg
For inspiration (or maybe to display and sell some of your own work?) check for spring arts and crafts festivals in your area. http://www.festivals.com/arts_crafts_collectibles.aspx?cid=3
The Easter story has been the inspiration for many old and famous artworks. View a variety of Easter-inspired pieces, as well as some holiday history and some other fun links, here: http://incredibleart.org/links/easter.html
A Ukrainian Easter tradition is pysanky, detailed decorated Easter eggs created using a traditional wax-resist method. This is truly art on an egg, and has a long historical tradition. http://www.pbase.com/m4/eggs&page=all Older children and adults can try their hand with these free instructions, and learn more about the origins and symbolism of the eggs. http://www.learnpysanky.com/
Peter Carl Fabergé was a very talented jeweler who is most famous for beautiful egg-shaped artworks made for the last two czars of Russia. See some of his most famous works here: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pics-the-best-of-peter-carl-faberges-exquisite-eggs/262919-11.html
Now that you have been inspired, create some spring-themed art of your own!