Rainy Day Crafts
Don’t let the spring weather rain on your parade! When it rains, children who like to play outside are stuck indoors with nothing to do. Entertain them by creating fun spring crafts with materials found around the house.
Painting in the Rain
For this craft you’re going to need a little help from Mother Nature. Using the rain, you can create your very own fun and funky masterpiece.
What you will need:
- Using the washable markers, draw a picture on the card stock. The more colors you use, the more vibrant it will turn out.
- Place the picture outside in the rain, until all the colors become runny
- Once the colors become runny, bring the painting inside and place it on a flat surface to dry.
Cute as a Button Houseplant
Using spare buttons from around the house, your children can create a beautifully bloomed houseplant.
What you will need:
26-guage green florists’ wire
Plant with soil
- To create each flower, thread 8-inches of florists’ wire into a stack of buttons, threading it into one hole and out the other.
- Once the buttons are stacked, twist the wire below to secure them in place.
- Insert the flowers into your plant’s soil.
Spring Love Bugs
Using rocks found in the garden, create an adorable ladybug rock. Small to medium sized rocks make for a great shelf decoration, while larger rocks can be used to decorate mom’s garden. This craft isn’t limited just to ladybugs - any type of bug or creature can be created - let your child’s imagination run wild!
What you’ll need:
Smooth, round, or oval rocks
Acrylic paint, in a variety of different colors
Wiggle eyes, two eyes per ladybug
Black permanent marker
White craft glue
- Wash and dry all rocks.
- Paint the rocks in desired colors, allow the paint to fully dry and then apply second and third coats. For lighter colors such as yellow, more coats may be required.
- To create the ladybug’s head, paint about ¼ of the rock black or any other color you wish to use. Allow the paint to dry, and then attach two wiggle eyes to the head using white craft glue.
- Using the black marker, draw a straight line, starting from the head down the center of the rock.
- Dip the paintbrush in paint to create dots for ladybug’s back.
- Allow the rock to completely dry, and then place in a spot where everyone can see!
For extra durability, spray rocks with an acrylic matte sealer.