There is nothing worse than a whiny child on a rainy day, but when you have a stockpile of ideas for rainy day crafts for kids. No matter what time of the year it is, you will most likely have some rainy days where the kids are stuck inside and are begging for something to do. That is where rainy day crafts for kids can come into play and save your sanity!
If it is around Thanksgiving time, why not have the kids make a cute turkey out of their hand and foot prints? This is one of the cutest rainy day crafts for kids that we have found. Start with a piece of brown construction paper and trace the child’s foot onto the paper. Do not trace the individual toes! Then, using red, orange, and yellow construction paper, trace the child’s hand with fingers slightly splayed out. Do trace around the finger!
The heel of your child’s footprint will be the turkey head. The hand prints are the turkey feathers. Arrange the feathers so that they fan out around the foot and glue into place. Have your child draw a face on his or her turkey. Cut two strips of brown construction paper and accordion fold them for legs and then cut out feet from the yellow paper. Glue onto the bottom part of your turkey and you are done! Don’t forget to date the back so you know how old your child was when he or she made this cute craft!
What about other kinds of rainy day crafts for kids? There are lots of great ideas out there for you to help keep your kids busy. Another great Thanksgiving idea is to have your child make a thankful wreath. Take a regular paper plate and cut a half circle out of the middle. Underneath the straight line, write “I am thankful for…” Then cut some leaf shapes out of different colors of construction paper. On the construction paper, have them write different things that they are thankful for. Then, they can paste them all around the outside of the wreath and you have another cute holiday decoration.
If you need more ideas for rainy day crafts for kids, just search on the Internet and you will find all sorts of web sites that offer up easy and fun craft ideas that you can make with supplies that you can easily find around your house or buy at a discount store for little to no money. On a day when your kids are stuck in the house, having a stockpile of rainy day crafts for kids on hand can be a real life saver!