The calendar says it’s officially Spring (even though it doesn’t feel like it outside where we live) so it’s time to do some Spring crafts for kids! Today we made a mini picket fence that is really so cute! This could be a great Mother’s Day gift for a child to make with some assistance from an adult.
You will need 7 craft sticks, some craft glue, some miniature flowers and a butterfly or bug puffy sticker or button.
You can use the craft sticks as they are or they would look really cute painted white. Start with 2 sticks and place 2 dots of glue on each stick at the same place on the 2 sticks.
Slide the 2 sticks apart and place another craft stick horizontally across the top and one across the bottom onto the glue dots. Try to keep the sticks straight so they form an even rectangle.
Allow the glue time to dry before moving to the next step. Once the glue is dry and your fence can be moved without the sticks moving, turn it over. Place 3 dots of glue in even spots across the top and 3 dots across the bottom stick.
Lay 3 craft sticks vertically on the dots of glue, as shown in the following picture.
Allow the glue to dry again until all the sticks will stay in place. (For a quicker project, you could use a glue gun, but craft glue is safer for younger children.) Once the fence is dry, turn in back over so the front side is up and decorate it by gluing on miniature flowers and a butterfly.
You can add a magnet to the back for hanging. Or add a piece of twine by gluing each end of the twine to the top sides of the back of the fence.
Or glue both ends of the twine to the backside of the middle vertical stick.
That’s it! Now you have a cute mini picket fence to display around your house and make you think of warm Spring days! 🙂