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Bubble Wrap Rain Craft

This outrageously fun Rain Craft is as fun to make as it beautiful! Kids will love the bubble wrap painting tecnique that is not only pretty, but super EASY too!   This bubble wrap rain craft is such a fun spring craft for kids of all ages! Make this umbrella craft with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

This outrageously fun Rain Craft is as fun to make as it beautiful! Kids will love the bubble wrap painting tecnique that is not only pretty, but super EASY too!   This bubble wrap rain craft is such a fun spring craft for kids of all ages! Make this umbrella craft with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Rain craft

The long, cold winter is finally over and spring is making it’s presence known. I love seeing the crocous, daffodiles, and tulips peaking up through the snow. The small, new green leaves on the trees, the greening grass, and the warmer days make me HAPPY! It is so nice to finally get outside to play, hear the birds chirping, run on the grass, play at the playground, feel the gentle breeze, and get out of the stuffy house. But…. spring also means lots of rain. Now we need the rain to make everything get green and for flowers to burst forth (I can’t wait for my peonies and lilac bushes to bloom). But the kids are so excited to finally get outside that these rainy days make the kids so sad to be inside. Don’t worry – I have such an adorable rain crafts for your kids will forget they can’t get out an dplay outside.. at least for a little bit. This  rainy day craft is fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students to make.

Bubble Wrap Rain Craft

This bubble wrap craft couldn’t be cuter or easier to make. Whether you are a parent, teacher, homeschooler, grandparent, or daycare provider – this EASY spring craft for kids is sure to be a hit with your children.

Here are the materials you need to make this simple craft for kids. This engaging craft is truly one of my all-time-favorite-crafts to make with toddlers, prsechoolers, kindergartners, and first graders to welcome spring! Children will love using bubble wrap to make their artwork and it makes such a cool effect!

  • 2 sheets of white printer paper
  • colored construction paper (one color for umbrella and a different one color for the handle)
  • glue (we like using stick glue as I find it less messy)
  • scotch tape
  • bubble wrap (cut to the size of the white paper) – this is a great way to use up (recycle) packing materials that come in your Amazon boxes
  • blue tempura or washable paint
cut out umbrella pieces for rain craft

Rainy Day Craft

First,  cut the pieces needed for this craft. If you are using this as a toddler crafts or preschool crafts, I suggest you cut all the pieces out ahead of time to save on stress as your classroom is making their arts and crafts for April and May.

  • Make the umbrella by using a cup or small bowl and trace a circle onto the colored paper. Then cut it in half in a scalloped pattern to make an umbrella shape. One circle will result in two umbrellas. I used red construction paper in the example.
  • Create the handle, I simply cut a “J” shape out of brown construction paper.
make a cover for the umbrella to guide the bubble wrap to not go under where the umbrella would be covering

Umbrella craft

Next, Make a cover to put over the umbrella before painting. I used the umbrella as a guide to trace onto white paper (you can recycle any paper or cardboard you have laying around for this part). Draw lines straight down, and cut it out.

glue down the umbrella and umbrella stick on white paper

Rain craft preschool

Now you are ready to create your raincraft with your students. First, arrange the umbrella pieces onto the blank second sheet of white paper and affix it with glue. Set your craft aside to let it dry.

paint bubble wrap blue

Bubble wrap painting

Make sure to have children wear a smock so they don’t get their clothes dirty.

Time to paint the bubble wrap! Use a paintbrush or sponge to put blue paint on top of the bubble wrap to make it blue. Some kids may want to use their fingers to feel the bubbles. My kids preferred to use the  brush.

put cover over umbrella on your paper and then press painted bubble wrap on top

Rain crafts for toddlers

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 down on the bubble wrap to make a good print - the popping is just for fun!

Bubble wrap activities

Press all over the top of the bubble wrap until the paint is printed onto the white paper. Kids wil love hearing some popping noices as they press on the medium. This is the best part of the craft as it is fun to make, hear, and will produce beautiful results too! I’m telling you, you are going to love this spring craft idea!

pull off the bubble wrap, pull of the white cover

Rain crafts for kids

Slowly peel up the bubble wrap and set it to the side or in a garbage can so it doesn’t make a mess. Now carefully peel up the white paper covering the umbrella (and tape if you used it) and discard the paper too as it will be wet and you don’t want to leave it on a child’s desk or table or they may get wet paint on their arms (or clothes!)

super cute and fun-to-make umbrella crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, and kindergartners to welcome spring

Umbrella craft preschool

Now you have your umbrella and rain! Let it dry before hanging or putting in students back packs. Make sure kids put their names on their artwork. Once it is dried they can use crayons, markers, colored pencils, or gel pens to decorate their umbrellas more if they would like.

My kids were amazed after their umbrella was revealed. My son wants to draw himself under the umbrella. You can also print a photgraph of your students and put it under the umbrella like they are holding the umbrella – super cute!

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Spring Crafts for Kids

Learn how to make these beautiful chromatography flowers using coffee filters and markers. This is both a fun art project AND a simple science experiments for kids that explores colors while making pretty craft flowers for spring and summer.  This STEAM project is the perfect spring activity for toddler, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarteners, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  jelly bean stem activity  Flower Activity for kids dying flowers

Spring Science

Check out these outrageously FUN spring science experiments for kids:

If your kids love slime - they are going to flip over making Rainbow Slime! Use this rainbow activity for kids as part of your next rainbow theme for spring or summer. This colorful slime recipe is also a really fun St Patricks day activity, a weather activity, or a color theme too!   Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade students will love this rainbow art ideas. Just follow our simple rainbow slime recipe and we will show you how to make rainbow slime. pretty rainbow craft for spring Kids are going to be wowed and amazed as they learn how to make rainbow crystals in this fun rainbow activity for kids! You can quickly and easily grow your own crystals with these fun spring activities for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  This borax crystals science project is perfect for celebrating spring, as a St Patricks day activity, or a rainbow activity for preschoolers. rainbow craft for preschoolers

Rainbow Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun rainbow activity ideas? Check these out!

Make learning about clouds for kids FUN with these engaging cloud activities. As children learn all about clouds for kids they will try the rain cloud experiment, cotton ball cloud activity for kids, grab the cloud printables, and make a cloud in a bottle. Use the cloud in a jar experiment with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Whether you do all the cloud lesson or just the hugely popular rain experiment - this is sure to be a fun spring activity for kids!  We made a Lego Water Cycle to help kids visualize what we learned. We’ve made other water cycle crafts and my kids all loved them, but turning it into a lego activity for kids may have taken the cake! You've got to try this water cycle model that is fun AND educational too! This is a fun water cycle project for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.

Weather Activities for Kids

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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