Kids enjoy playing in the rain during monsoon. It is impossible to stop them, but keeping their health in mind, it is important to stop them from going out. And when you do that, they remain cooped up at home all day. Since there is no school and no outdoor activity, your kid ends up watching television or playing video games. The good news is that you can keep your child entertained and occupied for the entire day even during monsoons. We have several ideas to turn a boring rainy day into fun.
10 Engaging Rainy Day Craft Ideas for Your Children
Here are a few amazing craft ideas for your children on those dull and gloomy rainy days:
1. Rainy Day Image Art
You can use old papers for this artwork. Ask your kid to cut out shapes of clouds, raindrops and a rainbow. Paint these shapes in beautiful colours and let them dry. While the shapes dry, prepare a nice background in blue colour using old papers. Now glue these shapes on this background. Glue the clouds one on top of the other so that it gives a nice 3D effect.
2. Rainy Day Vegetable Painting
This is a really fun rainy day craft for 4-year-olds! Use a white sheet of paper as the base and keep some watercolours ready on a palette. You can use bright colours like yellow, red, green, blue, pink, etc. You can dip vegetables in the paint to make creative designs on paper, like a ladyfinger to make beautiful flowers on the paper, corn to make the grass, a thick carrot cutout in the shape of a cloud, etc. Finally, complete the painting with some rain droplets.
3. Rainy Day Rainbow
Kids love watching the rain and rainbow! So what’s better than indulging in a rainbow art on a wet rainy day? Use VIBGYOR (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red) colours to make a fresh rainbow on a white paper. You can even ask the kids to draw some clouds, a mountain, a lake and rain droplets to make it a scenic landscape painting.
4. Real Umbrella Painting
It’s quick, easy and involves tonnes of fun! All you need is an umbrella, preferably a white coloured umbrella and some acrylic colours and paint pens. Now let your kids paint something interesting on the umbrella, like rainbow colour polka dots, rain droplets, flowers, tiny umbrellas, etc. Let your imaginations fly high with this unique art technique.
5. Butterfly Foot Painting
One of the perfect rainy day crafts for preschoolers! Let your little one make a beautiful butterfly with his tiny feet merely by stepping in colour and then onto the sheet.
6. Rainy Day Girl With An Umbrella
This fun activity requires a lot of effort on your part as well as your kid’s part. You will need two chart papers, one white one yellow, sketch pens, a pair of child-friendly scissors, colourful crepe papers, glue, white base paper and brown paint. You can cut out the shapes of hands, arms, boots, face and a dress from the yellow chart paper. Next, cut out an umbrella from the white coloured chart paper and some rain droplets from blue crepe paper. Now ask your kids to glue this to the white coloured paper. Use sketch pens to highlight the features of the girl on the face and on the boots. The fun part here is that you can ask your kids to roughly tear the colourful crepe papers and glue them onto the surface of the umbrella while the lower umbrella stick can be painted in brown.
7. Paper Boats
Remember how you used to make paper boats during your childhood days. Similarly, start making tiny paper boats with your kids. Use different coloured craft papers to make those boats look more appealing!
8. Rainy Day Hand Printed Umbrella
This is another interesting fun art for those indoor rainy days. Kids have tiny little hands, which are perfect for making hand-printed umbrellas! Cover the entire palm of your kid with paint or alternatively just dip into the paint and keep the hand in a closed position while he prints it on the base paper. Your asymmetric hand-printed umbrellas are ready. Use a marker to highlight the folds of the umbrella, draw a handle and some raindrops!
9. Rainy Day Paper Plate Tortoise
Take a paper plate and turn it upside down. This will be the shell of the tortoise. Ask your kids to roughly pour different bright colour paint on the shell and keep it in the rain for a few minutes. After a few minutes, you will find a unique droplet pattern on the shell, keep it aside to dry. Next, take a chart paper and cut out a turtle’s face, four legs, and a tail. Now glue them on the inside of the paper plate. Your rainy day paper plate tortoise is ready to entertain you.
10. Rainy Day Paper Collage Art
Take up colourful paper sheets and roughly tear the pages into tiny bits. You can also use colourful cupcake liners to cut out umbrella sheets. Next, draw an outline or images related to rains like clouds, rainbow, flowers, rain droplets, tiny tots walking with an umbrella etc. on a white paper and let your kids glue these tiny pieces onto the image. Paper collage art is cool, unique, and most importantly it keeps kids engaged for hours.
Your kids will surely love these super-cute and funny ideas. Go ahead, indulge in these creative activities with your kids and create lovely memories for a lifetime!
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