Adorable clip art can help brighten projects, or give a bit of pizazz to something you're working on. Brighten your stationary, make cute cards for kids, or insert the clip art into a newsletter - the possibilities are endless.
Using the Clip Art
To use the clip art in this article in your projects:
- Click on the link in the image, and it will open in a new tab.
- Right click on the image and choose 'Save Image As.' (Mac users can also use command + click to open the save as dialog box.)
- Name and save the image to your computer.
You can then use the images to put into projects on your computer.
LoveToKnow Spring Clip Art
Additional Clip Art Sources
These are a few of the larger websites with royalty-free image collections:
Clip Art Guide
For color images, the Clip Art Guide is a well-organized and very complete resource cataloged by keyword. It's especially useful for children because it illustrates concepts such as sharing. You do have to pay a low-subscription cost for full access to the site, but it offers far more than just Spring pictures.
The Classroom ClipArt Site
Not all clip art images are cartoons. The Classroom ClipArt site features full-color photographs of flowers and other scenes from nature. These can really brighten a room when there may be rain clouds outside. The images do have a watermark on them, but that's the only drawback to this free site.
Karen's Whimsy takes advantage of older manuscripts to scan and create many black-and-white line drawing clip art pictures of plants. These can be used to create coloring sheets for the children or even field guides for older kids. Each image has its scientific name on it, making it a good learning guide. You don't have to use them as they are, though. Give the children some yarn, googly eyes, and glue, and you can have a day of creating Spring monsters out of these public domain plant pictures.
Remember that many word-processing programs such as Word come with extensive clip art collections, so you may have clip art waiting for you on your computer. They won't have as many as you find on the web, but they are easy access and often a higher resolution. Another option is to purchase a special clip art software program or digital scrapbooking software.
There are a lot of ways to use these images to help spark creativity. Give them to kids on a blank piece of paper and let them create Easter or Mother's Day cards. Make a banner for your home to simply welcome spring. Add glitter to the flowers, or cotton to the bunny to make the images really pop on a poster. Regardless of how you use them, they are sure to inspire and encourage your kids to enjoy spring.