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Rainy day craft round-up

Chris Mosley


Chris Mosler of Thinly Spread asked for your rainy day crafts and you showered us with brilliant ideas. Check out her top picks in this month's crafty round-up.

 

 

When I asked you to share your rainy day crafts I really, really hoped it would encourage the sun to shine and...it worked! Out it came. Marvellous. Still, it's very useful to have a pocket full of standbys all ready for the rapidly approaching summer holidays and the ten I have chosen are absolute corkers!

If it does pour with rain why not go outside and catch some raindrops then bake them? A fabulous idea from Here We Are Together

Once you have a handful of baked raindrops you can use them for all sorts of wet weather activities.

Bake raindrops
How to make clouds

Sticking with the rain theme, Waterbirth Please shows us how to make clouds in the microwave - genius!

What little person wouldn't want their very own cloud?

 

With Father's Day creeping up at us this weekend, my next three choices could be the answer to your prayers!

 

First off, we have this Exploding Box from Nurture My Baby.

It pops open to reveal a selection of family photographs sure to put a smile on Dad's face.

 

 

Or why not make some of these gorgeous lolly stick boats by Me and My Shadow? I know Mr Thinly Spread would love these.

 

 

And this beautifully decorated recycled glass jar from Zing Zing Tree is perfect for Dad's pens and pencils. Or how about filled with spring flowers?

 

 

Exploding Box

lolly stick boats

recycled glass jar

 

Cardboard Box Ramp

Rainy Day Paper Web

Making things together which then keep those little hands busy for hours is a fabulous way to spend a rainy day and this carboard box ramp from Craftulate really fits the bill.

 

In fact, I couldn't choose between two of Craftulate's rainy day posts so I'm giving you both, just because I can!

 

How about this brilliant idea for a little assault course scrambling? A rainy day paper web!

I loved reading how this little chap tackled this unusual idea.

 

Maggy at Red Ted Art comes up trumps as usual with her recycled juice carton fairy houses

I know my daughter will want to have a go at these.

Juice Carton Houses
Toilet roll painting

Rainy days call for some indoor messy play but, if your child isn't keen on getting their hands dirty, JB Mum of One has an idea to help them. 

Printing with toilet roll tubes helped her son to conquer his fear of mess, hoorah!

Finally, I have to include Kids in the Garden's fabulous tree faces in this round up because it is exactly what we have been getting up to ourselves!

I love how they have used flowers and leaves from the garden to bring their faces to life.

Tree faces   garden crafts
And you can see our tree faces over on Thinly Spread. We have hidden them all around the garden for my daughter to find when she returns from her travels.

 

Thanks to Chris and to all of you who submitted brilliant posts.

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Last updated: 06-Jun-2013 at 4:38 PM