Crafts

13 fun and easy rainy day crafts

When the kids are bored and the weather is frightful...break out the scissors, paper and glue.

By Amy Valm

13 fun and easy rainy day crafts

Photo: Tony Lanz

13 fun and easy rainy day crafts

Pipe cleaner crowns

Royal protocol dictates you should never have just one crown! Turn a hairband and some pipe cleaners into three different tiaras. Get the instructions here

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Basketball pennants

Get ready to cheer for your favourite team with these simple felt pennants. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cardboard car

When you can’t race around outside, race around inside instead. The kids will be entertained for hours making this car. Vroom, vroom. Get the instructions here

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Fancy frame

This fun craft that will give your little A-lister the star treatment. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Binoculars

What’s a safari without binoculars? To make these fun specs, paint two toilet paper rolls white. Let dry before painting on some spots. Stick the tubes together with hot glue. Braid your desired length of baker’s twine (keep in mind, braiding will shorten the length) and knot at the ends. Glue ends onto tubes. Field glasses up!

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Owl eye mask

Here’s a great craft for your little night owl’s next slumber party. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Sheila Higgins

Firefly

Show how you really feel with these cute and simple clay necklaces. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Chef’s hat

Craft this hat then get to work baking up some yummy kid-friendly recipes. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day crafts

Mini hockey sticks

Try a game of tabletop hockey to pass away the rainy day. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Microphone

Get karaoke ready with these blinged out mics. To make, paint toilet paper roll; let dry. Glue two glitter gems on roll for buttons. For the mic, you have a few options:

Glitter: Paint Styrofoam ball with tacky glue using foam paintbrush. Hold over a piece of paper; sprinkle with glitter. 

Sequins: Glue sequins onto ball in rows. (Or, for an easy option, buy a small glittery ornament.) 

To finish: Rim one end of roll with white tacky glue. Secure ball. Let dry.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Eric Putz

Zippy pouch

Duct tape is the best. This case is fun and easy to make and is the perfect spot to stash your craft supplies. Get the instructions here

pouch made out of duct tapePhoto: Tony Lanz

Yarn poms

Crank your dance parties up a notch and let the kids shake it off with colourful DIY maracas. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Erik Putz

Cardboard dollhouse

The perfect rainy day project, this sweet spread is made with things you likely already have around the house. Get the instructions here.

13 fun and easy rainy day craftsPhoto: Erik Putz

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