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5 Spring Ideas to Get Rid of the Winter Blues

1. Teacup Bird Feeder

A TeaCup Bird Feeder is a great craft project for the start of Spring. Make one or a few and put them on your patio or backyard–they’re easy to make and cost pennies!

What You’ll Need:

  • Twine
  • Old Teacup and Saucer
  • Ceramic Glue
  • Birdseed
  • Outdoor Plant Hook

Instructions: Glue the teacup on its side to the saucer, wait for it to dry and then use twine to your desired length and tie it to handle of the teacup. Then, use a metal hanging hook and tie it to the end of the twine. After that, you find the best spot for your bird feeder, hang, and add some birdseed.

2. Clover Rice Krispies

A tasty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is with these cute and delicious Clover Rice Krispies! This is a great activity to do with grandkids and the whole family.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows (make sure they’re soft)
  • 5 cups rice Krispies
  • Green food coloring
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Shamrock Cookie Cutter


1. Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan. Once butter is melted add in marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have melted.
2. Add in food coloring and stir until combined.
3. Remove from heat and stir in rice Krispies. Stir until the cereal is coated.
4. Place rice Krispie treats in a buttered 9×13 pan. Press down on the treats with a buttered spatula.
5. For the shamrocks, place a little bit of butter around the edges of the cookie cutter, then push down on the rice Krispies.
6. Place shamrocks on wax paper.

3. Spring Wreath

A Spring Wreath for your front door is a welcoming touch and reminds people that Spring is finally here! You can gather materials from around your house or visit a local craft store– the great thing about making wreaths is that you can use almost anything you want and make it personal

What You’ll Need:

  • Creative Ideas!
  • Wire coat Hangers
  • Floral Wire (optional)
  • Craft Tape
  • Decorative Seasonal Items
  • Twigs, Plastic Foilage

4. Easter Bunny Twinkies

Peeps and Twinkies!? That’s a match made in Easter heaven! Make this adorable Easter treat with family and friends for a fun and tasty activity. Peeps come in all different colors and shapes, you can really mix it up with this idea and make all kinds of Easter Bunny Twinkies

What You’ll Need:

  • Twinkies
  • Easter Peeps
  • Sandwich Cookies
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Sprinkles (optional)


Simply decorate and design your Easter Bunny Twinkies to your liking then enjoy!


5. Seed Starting your Garden

Right now is the perfect time for indoor seed starting! Get your garden ready for Spring and Summer by growing the seedlings indoors. Gardening is a cheap activity and is known to help reduce stress and tension, a perfect hobby for Seniors and their Caregivers. Learn more about indoor seed starting here.

What You’ll Need:

  • Indoor Pellet Kit
  • Seeds of your Choosing
  • Labels for Plants
  • A warm/dark area for growing

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