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5 Easy Craft Ideas for a Rainy Summer Day



Are rainy days putting a damper on your outdoor plans? Don't worry!

Embrace the creativity and imagination that comes with being stuck indoors and make the most of it with some fun and easy crafts. We've got you covered with five fantastic craft ideas that will keep your kids entertained and their creativity flowing.




DIY Mini Rain Clouds

Materials needed: Cotton balls, blue construction paper, scissors, glue, markers

Turn the rainy weather into an opportunity to learn about clouds and rain with this cute craft. Cut out cloud shapes from the blue construction paper, then have your kids glue cotton balls onto the bottom of the clouds to represent raindrops. They can use markers to draw smiley faces on the clouds. Hang the mini rain clouds on a string and create a cheerful rainy day decoration.


Paper Plate Umbrellas

Materials needed: Paper plates, paint or markers, craft sticks, glue, ribbon or yarn

Let your kids design their own colorful umbrellas with this simple and delightful craft. Give them paper plates to paint or color with markers. Once the plates are dry, attach a craft stick to the back as the umbrella handle using glue. To add a final touch, attach ribbon or yarn to the edges of the plate to create the canopy. Your kids can use their umbrellas for imaginative play or even as room decorations.


Indoor Obstacle Course

Materials needed: Pillows, cushions, chairs, hula hoops, cones (if available), masking tape

When the rain keeps you indoors, transform your living room into an exciting obstacle course. Use pillows, cushions, and chairs to create tunnels and hurdles. If you have hula hoops or cones, use them as markers for specific challenges. Use masking tape to mark out paths on the floor. Encourage your kids to time themselves and compete against their own records. This crafty indoor activity will keep them active and entertained.


Watercolor Raindrops: Embrace the rainy day theme with beautiful watercolor raindrops. Provide your child with watercolor paper and watercolor paints. Show them how to paint various shades of blue and gray raindrops. Once the paintings are dry, they can cut out the raindrop shapes and string them together to create a colorful raindrop garland. Hang the garland in their room or near a window to brighten up the space.


DIY Cardboard Boat: Let your child's imagination set sail with a DIY cardboard boat. Use large cardboard boxes to create the base of the boat. Cut out the shape of the boat and encourage your child to decorate it with paints, markers, or stickers. Once the boat is dry, they can pretend to be sailors, pirates, or explorers in their own imaginary sea adventures. Add pillows or blankets inside the boat to make it extra cozy.


Rainy summer days don't have to be boring! With these five easy craft ideas, you and your kids can turn a rainy day into a fun and creative indoor adventure. So gather your crafting supplies, let your imagination soar, and enjoy making lasting memories together. Don't let the rain dampen your spirits - get crafty and have a blast!

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