It’s Spring, which means that it’s time to get ready with the rainy day activities. And this rainy day craft really is simply one of the best Spring crafts. I was one of those rare and strange kids who loved when school recess was indoors. Then I would get to color and read and play board games. It was heaven. Running and jumping and getting dirty was just never my thing, as a child or now.
So, you could say that rainy day crafts have always been my jam. And I think that once you try this easy rainy day craft and let it brighten your space, you will be a fan of days spent indoors too, with the right plan for fun in place. Even though this cloud is a rain cloud, it is still happy and rains rainbow colored drops.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Stapler with staples
- White yarn
- Scraps of various colored construction paper
- Glue stick
- Paint (optional)
- Q-tips (optional)
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Step 1: Cut Out these Rainy Day Activities
- Find a piece of newspaper that is mostly just simple print, not lots of pictures OR if you prefer, use the comics
- Mine was approximately the size of one page of the paper turned sideways
- Draw a large cloud shape, freeform, on the newspaper
- Place a second piece of newspaper (similar to the first) underneath
- Cut out the cloud shape, being sure to cut through both pieces of newspaper
Step 2: Staple your Rainy Day Craft
- Staple around the edges of the newspaper with staples approximately ½ inch apart
- Leave the bottom unstapled so that the cloud can be stuffed
- Cut a piece of string approximately 6 inches long and tie into a loop
- Slide the knot between the newspaper in the top middle of the cloud and secure with a staple
Step 3: Prep the Rain Drops
- Cut about 10 pieces of white yarn, at varying lengths
- Cut raindrops, 2 at a time, from the scraps of construction paper. (If you prefer, you can cut hearts instead of raindrops.)
Step 4: Add the Raindrops to Your Rain Cloud Craft
- For each pair of raindrops, glue them together using the glue stick with the yarn sandwiched in the middle (see picture)
- Alternate colors and spacing so that the raindrops are staggered when hanging
- Repeat this process until you have raindrops up and down each piece of string
Step 5: Stuff the Cloud Craft
- Tear and crumple small pieces of newspaper
- Stuff the pieces of newspaper into the cloud until it is puffy
Step 6: Add the Rain Drops
- Tie a knot in the top of each piece of yarn so that it stays in place once stapled
- Staple the pieces of yarn with raindrops across the bottom of the cloud craft
- If there is any area still left open at the bottom of the cloud, staple it shut
Step 7: See the Rainy Day craft mobile in action
- Hang your mobile somewhere that it can be enjoyed and maybe even rustle a little in the breeze
- Share it with us! You can add it to the comments below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the comments page to upload your creation. We will post it in the gallery, with credit given of course.
Check out this Rainy Day craft fluttering in the wind.
Optional: Step 8
- Squeeze out a little paint of your choice and use the q-tip to paint a message on your cloud
Cloud crafts can bring a smile, even if they are rain clouds. This rainy day craft might be just the thing that you need to take a blah day to wow. And all you need is some newspaper and string for these rainy day activities, even better.