What We Do on Rainy Days

Here are a few of our favorite crafts for those rainy days that come with Spring…

1. Make Giant Sunflowers from empty oatmeal canisters!! — So bright and cheerful!

2. Create an Easy Spring Mural with Sticky Notes! — A quick way to add some cheer to your home!

3. Make Our Own Scratch n Sniff Paint — Display a gallery of sweet smelling fruit paintings in your home. This is our favorite use for powdered drink mix!

4. Build a Marble Run from Recyclables — Lots of fun!!

5. Animal Hospital — Write prescriptions,  apply bandages, and give out plenty of pillows for all those stuffed animals who are not feeling well.

6. Wipe-off markers on a cheap shower curtain liner makes a great re-useable art mat. Afterwards, put in the washing machine (cold, gentle cycle), hang to dry, and reuse over and over again!

7. Once the rain is done, we LOVE to splash in puddles!!!

Have fun!!


  1. Looking forward to some of those Spring rains. I really don’t want to see any more snow.

    • I know exactly what you mean. “Snow” has become a four-letter word in our house!

  2. Love the joy that comes accross in your little one’s face!!! What fun rainy day ideas!

  3. I ran across your blog this morning and can’t stop reading all of the brilliant, inexpensive, creative crafts you come up with for your children! Thank you SO much for sharing. I’m inspired to do something new this morning now 🙂 As a homeschooling mom of 2 (for now…the baby isn’t ready yet, lol) I enjoy new ideas! Thanks again, so much!

  4. We have spring rain this morning! Hopefully we get enough to melt the snow, for once?

    I got those same flower post notes and used the to write “Happy Birthday Emma” on the wall. Maybe we’ll use them again to create your spring blossom tree =)

  5. We love to make giant flowers for our bug collection to pollenate and crawl on. This empty oatmeal can idea is perfect. And we especially LOVE puddle splashing!!!!!

  6. Marble run is my absolute favorite in this round-up 🙂

  7. I agree puddle splashing is the perfect way to end it.

  8. I love the sticky notes idea. I can’t wait to go get some. I’ve passed up “cute” sticky notes in the past simply because I do not use them, but here is a use for them that would be fun! Thanks 🙂

  9. Looks like fun. Love the animal hospital!

  10. It can’t decide if it wants to rain here or continue to pummel us with snow… but these ideas would mostly work for both. I love the shower curtain idea. My guys are still little (1 and 2) and coloring on large surfaces is the most fun thing in the world to them!

  11. Fun stuff!


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