Rainy Day Activities for Kids

With the inevitable rainy days of Spring ahead, it seems I can never find enough indoor activities to keep the kids entertained. Here’s a quick and easy activity that uses stickers to create a fairy garden mural celebrating the arrival of flowers this Spring! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s post! Recently they have teamed up with my friends from Highlights for Children to create a Spring Craft eBook and a collaborative Rainy Day Fun Pinterest board filled with lots of ideas for creative playtime fun!

Rainy Day Fun: Fairy Flower Garden Mural

To make a fairy flower garden mural of your own, invite your child over to tear several pieces of tissue paper.

Rainy Day Fun: Fairy Flower Garden Mural

Next, unroll a long sheet of drawing paper. This paper roll from Melissa & Doug comes with a handy dispenser and there are also refills available. I love having this on-hand for whenever our creative inspiration strikes!

Draw the ground and stems for your Spring flowers using a green marker.

Rainy Day Fun: Fairy Flower Garden Mural

Glue on the pieces of tissue paper to form the petals of the flowers — mix and match the colors however you would like!

Rainy Day Fun: Fairy Flower Garden Mural

Add fairy stickers to the mural and be sure to dress them up in festive outfits using the Melissa & Doug fairy sticker roll set! I can’t tell you how many times we’ve used these stickers for play dates, parties, or just some fun on an otherwise rainy and dreary day.

Rainy Day Fun: Fairy Flower Garden Mural

A happy discovery Clara made — the fairy skirt stickers can be turned upside down to form flowers of their own, just add the stem and leaves with marker!

Rainy Day Fun: Fairy Flower Garden Mural

Other Rainy Day Activities for Kids:

Have fun!!

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Melissa & Doug. Psst! They also have joined up with Highlights for Children for a rainy day giveaway going on right now. You can learn more about that here. All opinions are my own. Disclosure policy here.)


  1. So cute! Thanks for the links. I’ll have to check out those stickers! Oh, and when did Clara become so grown up?! =) I don’t realize it until I look up something from an older post!

  2. I like it

  3. M Baylor says

    Thanks for the good idea! We enjoyed making our own mural…