Growing Out On A Limb

Spring crafts – umbrellas and caterpillars

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This is a craft we did earlier in April in the hopes to persuade Mother Nature to quit with the snow and bring on the spring showers already!

I found this idea in Oliver’s Highlights magazine.  They are coffee filters colored with markers – that was the most fun part because Oliver and I liked being creative with our designs.  Then he sprayed them with water to make the colors bleed.  They were folded in half, taped to the window, and then Oliver drew the umbrella handle onto the window with a dry erase marker.  

It was fun but I’d change a couple of things the next time:  first, washable markers bleed too much so our designs were lost; second, the handles get kind of lost in the trees outside our window so I think I’d go with pipe cleaners next time.  

It’s always fun to spend one on one quiet time with Oliver though.


And they are a cheery pop of color for spring!  IMG_1447

This craft is an oldie but a goodie.  The best part?  I had nothing to do with it.  I got up from a nap and Brian and the boys had made these caterpillars from an old egg carton.  I love them!!  IMG_4202


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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