Last week we made art using rain, and we are just loving these rainy days. This craft is perfect for those days of Spring when it's just too wet to go outside.
Bubble Wrap Rain Craft
- 2 sheets of white paper
- colored paper (one color for umbrella, one color for the handle)
- bubble wrap (cut to the size of the white paper)
- blue paint
Prepare the pieces for this craft:First, I cut the pieces needed for this craft.
To make the umbrella, use a cup or bowl to trace a circle onto the colored paper. I then cut it in half in a scalloped pattern to make an umbrella shape. One circle will result in two umbrellas.
To create the handle, I simply cut a "J" shape out of brown construction paper.
Next, I made a cover to put over the umbrella before painting. I used the umbrella as a guide to trace onto white paper. I then drew lines straight down, and cut it out.
To make the umbrella and rain:
First, arrange the umbrella pieces onto the second sheet of white paper and glue down. Set aside to let dry.
Time to paint the bubble wrap! Use blue paint to make the bubble wrap blue. Some kids may want to use their fingers to feel the bubbles. My kids preferred to use a paint brush.
Place the smaller white piece of paper on top of the umbrella to cover it. Use tape to lightly hold it down (don't press too hard on the tape so it doesn't tear the paper when peel up later).
Put the bubble wrap over the umbrella, paint side down.
Press all over the top of the bubble wrap until the paint is printed onto the white paper.
Slowly peel up the bubble wrap, and then carefully peel up the white paper (and tape if you used it).
Now you have your umbrella and rain!
My kids were amazed after their umbrella was revealed. My son wants to draw himself under the umbrella.
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Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more. You can also find To be a Kid Again on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+