With spring in the air and the bulbs creeping through in the UK the kids are fascinated. If your children are too then this simple Spring Daffodil picture in 3D for preschoolers is fun to create and there is some fun cutting practice as well to work on fine motor skills. So get out some paper and card and create some spring art with your preschooler to go on the wall.

Pinterest image of spring art project for preschoolers a 3D daffodil

Spring Art Idea for Preschoolers

This is such a fun and relatively mess-free art project to do with your preschoolers. Inspired by the spring flowers and using 3 colours of paper (construction or kids craft paper works fantastically) you can create a 3-dimensional picture to hang on the wall.

Take a moment before you start to examine the spring bulbs in the garden and maybe even pick a few so you can look at some simple plant science on how plants drink!

The cutting practice is ideal in this activity, it will help your preschooler to become familiar with holding scissors correctly and cutting them. As you can see in the picture from the start we recommend using blunt nose scissors for children, not play or “paper” scissors as these don’t cut and your child can be discouraged. Instead teach scissor safety and use from the start with real scissors and before long your children will be well on their way to fantastic scissor control.

Looking for more ideas then check out our Spring Activities for Preschoolers there are so many different ideas you can do this time of year.

Materials for a Spring Daffodil Picture

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  • Yellow, green and orange Paper – this is the set that we buy regularly for all our arts and crafts
  • Large Sheet of White Paper – an easel roll works well and you have lots of paper for projects then.
  • Scissors – we like blunt nose scissors like these ones
  • Glue – either liquid glue like elmer or a glue stick will work use what you have available.
Creative Table set up for making Spring Daffodil Pictures

How to create a Spring Daffodil Picture

  1. Cut strips from the green paper to make straight lines.
preschool cutting strips of green paper to make stems for a paper art project for spring

2. With the orange paper cut out a wide strip and into smaller sections these will make the trumpets for the daffodils.

3. Then cut with the scissors up a little to form a feature like effect. Just snip the length of the scissor blade.

cutting the features of the trumpet of the daffodil for a 3D art collage with preschoolers

4. Then draw some petals and assist your preschooler to cut them out if needed.

5. Now it is time to assembly, start by sticking the stems and petals onto the picture.

6. Then roll the orange feathered paper to form a trumpet shape and fold down one end.

preschooler gluing paper using a liquid glue

7. Glue the side together and then attach to the picture. You may want to let all of the glue dry whilst the picture is laying flat.

3d spring art idea, daffodils in a row for preschoolers to create

Read to Extend the Learning

Why not extend the activity by picking up some of these fabulous books.

  • We love the book Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner it’s perfect for any garden connection and focuses on what happens above and below the soil throughout the seasons of the year.
  • Flower Garden by Eve Bunting shows that you can have a garden even in the smallest spaces. We love the spring colours and flowers you can see in the book and the wonderful rhymes
  • One that we reach throughout the year is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. I love how it talks about flowers and colours and the way that you grow the gaden throughout the seasons.
  • Another favourite that we have on our nature table throughout the year is Spring by Gerda Muller. We have the whole series and exchange them as the seasons change and spend time looking through the beautiful illustrations talking about how throughout the pages new things happen and are celebrated.

More Spring Art for Preschoolers

Painting Still life with preschoolers and toddlers, Spring Daffodils

If you are looking for more spring art activities for preschoolers then check out our Spring Still Life Pictures.

Spring Flower Art Activity for Preschool pinterest image from rainy day mum
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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