- Make flower pots. Find an old frosting container (or similar) and use popsicle sticks, glue, paint, markers, buttons, glitter, etc. to decorate it. First poke holes in the bottom of the container so water can drain, and then use your supplies to create an interesting flower pot masterpiece. You can transform it into a bumble bee, lady bug, a picket fence, or sunny beach day! Your imagination is your playground. Once you’ve finished making the flower pot, line the bottom with small stones, add potting soil, and plant seeds. Keep the flower pots in the window seal and watch the flowers grow!
- Put on a homemade puppet show! Kids love to be creative and play pretend, and what better way to do this than with a puppet show? Get a cardboard box and cut out a big square for the performance. The kids can then color the outside of the box to make it pretty by adding curtains, flowers, stickers, or other decorations that go with the theme of their play. Then have them create characters by pasting old magazine photos to Popsicle sticks or by making sock puppets with eyes and facial features drawn on with a marker. The kids can then come up with a story for their play. Putting their imagination and creativity could take up an entire rainy afternoon! After dinner, the little ones will love performing the show for mom, dad, and neighbors.
- Create artistic greeting cards. People enjoy receiving handmade cards, so get a box of craft supplies and let the kids create and decorate special occasion cards. Be sure you have glue, glitter, markers, and cardstock on hand. Then pull out the birthday list, jot down people, who would appreciate a “Get Well” card or a “Just Because” card. Don’t forget to include grandparents and other relatives!
Kids love to create art. There are tons of inexpensive ways to tap into your child’s creativity and turn a rainy day into a memorable day. You will love sharing some of the kids’ creations with grandparents or neighbors! Rainy days don’t have to be filled with boredom or watching television, so keep a stockpile of supplies available to pull out at a moment’s notice and turn frowns upside down the next time you wake up to a cloudy drizzly day.
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Ravi Pidatala is the co-founder of CookieCutterKingdom, which uses 3D printing technology to offer you thousands of cookie cutter designs in various sizes. You can design cookie cutters, many customized with names and dates, to add a pop of festivity to all your fab summer occasions. As a renowned baking and hobby expert, Ravi educates parents on fun arts & crafts for kids, summer family activities, cookie decorating inspiration, and much more. Visit CookieCutterKingdom online at www.cookiecutterkdom.com and connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.