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Rainy Day Crafts and Tips For Kids

Fun Rainy Day Paper Craft Ideas for Kids Using Paper, Pencils, Paint and Crayons


Have your kids been complaining that there is “nothing to do”? Especially during the school breaks, they often have time and cannot decide on an activity to fill it. Before they spend hours in front of a TV or computer screen, you can keep them busy with arts and crafts, instead. With a little motivation and a few basic craft supplies, they can be happily creating works of art that they can be proud of!



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Supplies you will possibly need:
Watercolor paper
Drawing paper
Magazine with large portraits of people
Drawing pencils
Parchment or wax paper
Cardboard pieces
Watercolor paints
Tempera paints
Old toothbrushes
Drinking straws
Old kitchen sieve
Paint brushes
An apron or old t-shirt to protect the kid’s clothing
An old table cloth to protect the table surface



Drawing Fun - draw another face half:
Find a picture in a magazine of someone you like. Fold this picture lengthwise in half so that you have only a half a face meaning 1 eye, 1/2 nose and 1/2 mouth. Cut along the folded line and glue one of the halves on a piece of drawing paper. See if you can now draw the other half on your paper. This is good drawing practice and helps children learn about face proportions.



Painting Fun - Sprinkle Technique:
Create a template out of cardboard of a favorite animal or other shape and lay the template on your sheet of paper. You may want to slip a piece of sticky tape on the back side of your template to keep it from slipping away.

Dip an old toothbrush in tempera paint and brush the toothbrush along an old kitchen sieve over the watercolor papercausing the color to mist through the sieve. Try using several different colors for a wonderful rainbow effect.

Once the colors are dry, remove the template. See how the shape can be seen on the paper.



Painting Fun - Ink Spot Technique:
Use a paintbrush and drop thick globs of color on your watercolor paper. While the color is still wet, fold the paper in half and rub your hand over the folded paper. Open your paper again and see what patterns have been formed from the paints. See what pictures you can find in the spots. Perhaps there is an animal, or a butterfly... or even some strange alien?



Painting Fun - Blowcolor Technique:
Use a paintbrush and drop thick globs of color on your watercolor paper. While the color is still wet, take a drinking straw and blow through the straw close to the drops causing the drops to take other shapes.



Coloring Fun - Scratch Technique:
Take your crayons and color rainbow stripes onto a piece of drawing or watercolor paper. Once your paper is colored, take a black crayon and heavily color over these colors until the paper is full. Now take a knitting needle, spoon end or another pointed but not sharp object and scratch a picture onto the black color. Where you scratch, you will see the originally colored colors shine through again.



Coloring Fun - Creating Texture on Paper
Have your child find different things around the home, i.e. coins, leaves, combs, etc... that are flat but have texture. Now lay these particular things under a sheet of paper and have your child take either crayons or pencils and rub these over the paper where the article is laying underneath. They will see the texture of the item now on their paper.



Coloring Fun- Wax Technique:
Take your crayons and color many different colors heavily onto parchment or wax paper. Once you are satisfied with how it looks, let your mother help with the next step. She should fold the paper in half and iron it on a cotton setting. While the paper is still warm, she should open the paper again. Look at the beautiful result!



Spring Season - Spring and Easter Crafts for Kids

Creative spring, Mother’s Day and Easter crafts for kids >>> Kids love to craft and it is such a quality way to spend time. Sometimes they just need the ideas and supplies and it is amazing how creative they really are. Here you will find projects such as craft stick Easter figures and even a chick with a bad hair day to  create.

Summer Season - Kids Crafts for Summer

All occasion crafts for creative kids >>> These projects are sure to please the kids. A cute and friendly spider awaits busy hands to create him, find out how to make colored salt and younger crafters can make bead and noodle necklaces. These and plenty of other crafts can be found in this section.

Autumn Season - Kids Crafts for Fall and Halloween

More fall and Halloween crafts for kids >>> Kids are so creative and are happy to help you make decorations for your home in the fall season. Here you will find amongst other projects an easy door wreath for autumn and a Tom Turkey plant poke for young ones to make for Thanksgiving.

Winter and Christmas Season - Crafts for Kids

More creative Christmas crafts for kids >>> Kids love to craft and at Christmas time, there are many reasons to craft. Let them help decorate the windows by creating paper snowflakes or craft stick figures to use as tree decorations or or maybe they would love to create holiday characters using clay pots? Find these and other fun projects here.




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