Rain. It has been a huge part of the forecast of this spring so far causing flooding and havoc from the significant amounts we’ve had in some places. As much as my kids would love it if I just let them chill out on a rainy day in front of their electronic devices, I don’t want them to spend endless hours in front of a screen. So like everything else in life, moderation is key so I always like to have a few ideas on hand for those days when it’s raining and we can’t get outside. So here is a round-up of 15 great rainy day crafts for kids from some other great bloggers who are much better at crafts that I will ever be.
Bird Masks for Bird Brains from My Joy Filled Life
Clay Rainbow Fish Using Wax Crayon Shavings from Adventures and Play
DIY Sensory Bottles: Outer Space from The Inspired Home
Easy Dinosaur Fossils from Rainy Day Mum
Easy Window Clings from Merry About Town
Go Fishing! Moveable Craft from One Heart One Family
Make a Moss Garden from The Koala Mom
Oven Bake Pinch Pots from The Art Kit Blog
Paper Tube Binoculars from That Bald Chick
Pillowcase Craft Using Sharpie from PS I Love You Scrapbooking
Q-Tip Painting for Kids Using Watercolors from Buggy and Buddy
Rain Stick Crafts for Kids from Planning Play Time
Rainbow Rainy Day Art from Rhythms of Play
Scratch Art for Kids from The Best Ideas for Kids
Zentangle Rocks from Edventures with Kids
I know there are lots of crafts out there and obviously, I couldn’t round them all up, but these will do for a start. I am not a crafty person so I like to have simple ideas to help keep the kids entertained and having fun when they can’t go outside and play.
What are your go-to rainy day ideas?