Check out these 5 Rainy Day Art Activities for Kids. They will provide your children with a creative outlet and keep them busy when they're stuck indoors.
Everyone loves rainy days when there is something to do. Likewise, rainy days can be endless for parents with kids that are bored. If you find yourself reaching for straws when the outdoors are not an option, embracing the artistic world can be your solution. Art provides kids with a creative outlet and an endless array of activities. Here are 5 Rainy Day Art Activities for Kids.
5 Rainy Day Art Activities for Kids
Sculpting with Clay- A simple ball of clay can keep kids busy for awhile. Add in a theme and you can keep them busy for hours. By giving them something to “create” you can give them focus. Clay is easy to work with and a wonderful way to get kids thinking about a 3-d world. Things suddenly have multiple sides and are no longer flat on paper when they go to create them. Come up with a fun theme and then change things up when they seem to be getting bored.
Painting Handprints- There is something special about painting our own hands. Trace them out on a large piece of paper and then let them paint them as creatively as possible. Handprints are automatically unique and individualized, so encourage them to paint them in a way that reflects their personality. Kids will enjoy this simple art activity for hours. Even the older kids will like it.
Face Painting- Yes, you need to go out and get paints that are safe. That said, face painting is one of the most entertaining things you can do with younger kids. The idea of painting directly on your skin (or your friend’s skin) is something that most most kids find irresistible. The various options are endless but you do need to talk about limitations. If you are not careful they will begin to write and draw on their skin regularly. Explain that only the special paints are safe on their skin.
Magazine Collages- Come up with a theme and some old magazines and you have an entire rainy day filled up with fun. Give the kids some child proof scissors and paste and have them cut out anything related to a specific theme. Then, have them paste the various pictures or words onto a large poster board for a collage. Common themes are food, drink, social, and family to get you started.
Paper Airplanes- There are countless templates to be found online to make you an expert paper plane maker and the vast majority of them are free. Sitting down with the power to give a child a plane that really flies will make you look like Superman (or Woman) and keep them occupied for hours at a time. Every kid loves a paper airplane and especially ones that will literally fly. Read up and give them a class on how to do this fun art activity the next time it rains.