15 Refreshing Rain Day Crafts for Kids
Check out our list of rain day crafts for kids, which’ll make you want to sing and dance in the rain! Perfect for April showers or Rain Day on 29th July!
“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” Beautiful words, aren’t they? All seasons are special, but there’s something about rain – especially when it comes after a spell of extremely hot, dry weather!
Rain is celebrated across various cultures in the world, and many communities have special prayers and rituals to welcome the rain so that they get water and their fields get irrigated. For many of us, especially Indians, rains evoke special emotions and memories, especially of piping hot snacks and tea!
Since rain is so important, it’s only fair that we should have a special day to celebrate it; and we do! 29th July is Rain Day, a day noted by William Allison as a day that saw rain every single year. We don’t know if it will rain on this day this year or not, but we know one thing – we’re celebrating the rain for sure! And we’re doing it with some simple and fun rain day crafts for kids that’ll cool and refresh your heart and soul!
15 Refreshing Rain Day Crafts for Kids
1. Rain Cloud Craft
There can’t be a rain day craft simpler than this one from Vicky Barone! All you need is some cotton balls and blue craft paper along with blue yarn. This would make a great wall hanging for a child’s room, especially during the monsoon season. Or hang it up during summer, when you’re waiting for the cooling rains!
2. Rainy Day Collage
Rainy days are days packed with potential – there is so much fun to be had! This cute paper collage reflects that sense of fun and cheer with its bright colors and a smiley sun peeking through the dark clouds. Go with the cheeriest cupcake liners you can find to brighten up your collage.
3. Paper Plate Rain Craft
Crafts on Sea has a simple rain craft that’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. All you need is a paper plate and colors, and you’re all set! Let the kids enjoy painting or coloring plain paper and then cutting out drop shapes to stick on the plate as raindrops.
4. Raindrop Suncatchers
How gorgeous are these sun catchers from Pre-K Pages? I can imagine how beautiful the sunlight will look shining through those blue drops, bringing out so many hues and tones of a single color. It’s just a wonder of Nature, how much beauty is in a single rain drop!
5. April Showers Crayon Resist Painting
If you’d like an artwork to reflect the pouring rain outside, this one from There’s Just One Mommy is perfect. The medium is crayon resist, and we love the effect it creates on the painting. Note the water splashing on hitting the ground and the reflection shown below – these little details are what make it so pretty!
6. Looks like Rain Paper Craft
If you’re looking for a simple craft for your little one that’ll exercise those fine motor muscles, check out this one from Paper and Glue. This is one of those rain day crafts where the beauty of the craft lies in its simplicity. I personally love the effect of the raindrops created in the background!
7. 3 D Rain Clouds
It’s difficult to capture the complete beauty of rain clouds on paper, but this one from I Heart Crafty Things certainly tries to go beyond two dimensions! This is a cute little craft that doesn’t need much effort although it looks like it was a complicated project.
8. Rainy Day Math Mat
Rainy days needn’t be a day of mindless TV – it can also be a time for fun and learning, especially through rain day crafts! Coffee Cups and Crayons gives us a printable math mat that teaches kids some basic math skills in a fun manner using rain drops and dice. The craft is really easy to put together and you don’t have to worry about a trip to the craft store – especially if its pouring outside!
9. Rain and Clouds Windsock
Windsocks are fun, and you can do a lesson on weather and how people of olden days tried to predict it with the help of this craft from A Dab of Glue will Do. The best part is that it doubles up as a decorative hanging that’ll go beautifully in a child’s room or baby nursery.
10. Rain and Wind Process Art
We’re big proponents of process art here, and that’s just one reason we included this project from Play to Learn Playschool in our list of rain day crafts for kids. Since you’ll anyway be cutting the paper to make the raindrop shape, kids can let loose with the first step of the actual art work, without worrying about keeping it within the lines or in a certain shape.
11. Paper Plate Rain Cloud Craft
Rain clouds are often referred to as angry and dark in literature, but these rain clouds from Non Toy Gifts certainly aren’t like that! These cheery clouds along with a colorful rainbow look quite pleased and happy to rain down, and you also get soem fat rain drops as part of the bargain!
12. Bubble Wrap Rain Craft
Love making prints with veggies or random objects? Then you’ll enjoy this craft from 123 Homeschool 4 Me that uses bubble wrap to create the rain drop effect – see how the drops disappear under the umbrella! A lovely craft for learning about the weather or even about the letter U.
13. Cotton Wool Rain Craft
Here’s another of rain day crafts for kids from Crafts on Sea that’s quite simple and even toddlers can try their hand at it. Make it a little more challenging by getting them to pick up pieces of cotton using tweezers and placing it on the glued cloud shape. Older kids can also add some gray accents to the cloud to make it look more like a rain cloud.
14. Pastel Resist Rainy Windows
Sometimes you get some gorgeous views when looking at the rain through a window and we love how this is captured in an art project by The Pinterested Parent. The resist art technique and choice of colors gives it an ethereal feel, and you feel transported to another place and another time. Now that’s what art should do!
15. Rain Cloud Paper Craft
If you like bouncing rain drops in your hands but it isn’t raining right now, Easy Peasy and Fun gives us a fun alternative! You can make this craft and have fun playing with the dangling rain drops. Make it more fun by attaching tiny bells to the back of the last rain drop on each strand – a DIY wind chime!
These rain day crafts for kids are really easy ones, and most of them require little more than craft paper, colors and maybe some yarn or cotton wool. These are crafts you can make during an impromptu arts and crafts session at home, when you make do with whatever you have. These are great ideas for preschoolers and early school goers, especially if they’re learning about seasons, weather or the water cycle.