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Here are some crafts to keep little people busy, if you end up in again, on another rainy day.


What You Need:

  • A rainy day!
  • Heavy white construction paper
  • Powder tempera paint ( various colors)
  • Shaker bottles ( old spice shakers, salt shakers, or I used empty glitter shakers with the shake top in place)
  • Good idea to have smocks or some other slip on garment to help protect clothes.

What You Do:

1. Lay out newspaper on a flat surface such as your back counter or table.

2. Have different colors of powder paint set out in the shaker containers.

3. Give each child a piece of the paper.

4. Gently shake a color of your choice onto the plain paper. Sprinkle it randomly around your paper using a light hand with the color.

5. Choose another color or two and repeat step 4.

6. Have some plastic such as large trash bags or old vinyl table cloth to lay on the ground outside in the rain.

7. Lay the children’s pictures paint face up in the rain on the plastic.

8. Depending on how hard it is raining, let the pictures stay out in the rain till desired effect is achieved.

9. The raindrops will pitter-pat on the dry paint and will create designs when the water and paint mix. My kids were very excited about this fun project, I even got in the act!!

10. Bring in painting to dry flat over night.

11. When dry, spray with some hairspray before putting on bulletin board to help keep paint adhered.

Sunny Day Footprints

What You Need:

A large roll of wallpaper

Paper Plates

Washable Kids Paints eg. Crayola Washable Paints (4 pack)

Old clothes

What you do:

You need to go outside into the garden.  Put some coloured paint onto paper plates. Dress the kids in old clothes or painting smocks. Take off kids shoes and socks.  Encourage them to run around through the plates of paint and onto the rolled out paper.

Final result:  a lovely selection of coloured footprints.

Ladybird Pebbles

What you need:

One or two medium sized pebbles.

Red Paint

Black Paint

Paint brushes

Assorted googly eyes from craft shop.

What to do:

Help your child to paint the pebbles red.

When dry add the wings head, and spots in black.

Finally stick on googly eyes


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