We got this idea from my crafting hero, Valerie--her family used 2-liter bottles.
Valerie. First, we used water colors to paint some coffee filters (as I've mentioned before, we might as well paint on them, because we're sure not going to be using them for coffee) and allowed them to dry. Then I cut them into flower shapes--to make them symmetrical, I folded the filters first, then scalloped the edge. Next, I taped the flower shapes to our storm door and painted some grass, stems, and a cheery sun. Shhh...don't tell Hubby that I painted on the glass. Valerie assures me that it'll come off, but after the crazy crayon fiasco, I'm wondering if I was wise to take her word for it...
You can check out Valerie's colorful spring branch here.
And this cute little guy is made from Bubby's footprints. I got this idea from my nephew's day care center, although I gotta say, after having done this with 2 kids, I'm not sure how they managed with however many kids they had! The kids just thought it was the funniest thing that I wanted to paint their feet. Oh, and it tickled, too. We just cut a piece of green paper for the body and glued it down, then I drew in some antennas, although I was trying to get the kids to agree to pipe cleaner antennas. And of course, no butterfly (at least no butterfly made in this house) would be complete without sparklies.
So, it really doesn't matter what the weather is like outside: snow, rain, sleet. Winter can do its thing out there, because we've got enough spring in here to hold us until the weather finally decides to agree with the calendar.
By the way, I find it deliciously ironic that the paper snowflakes that I haven't taken down yet are located on the window directly across from the wall where most of our flowers are "blooming" :-)