Welcome to the Rainy Day Activity Section of my Blog!
As my readers grow, so will this blog post. Visit this page anytime you need a quick activity for those days you are stuck inside with your kids or need 10 minutes to get something done around the house.
Additionally, to have a well-stocked craft and activity center in your house, make sure to check-out this blog post to ensure you have most of the supplies needed for all kid-related craft activities as described below.
Salad Spinner Artwork
- White Paper Cut in half (to fit into spinner)
- Salad Spinner
- Place paper at the bottom of the salad spinner.
- Place strainer over the paper followed by pump top.
- Start pumping the salad spinner starts to circulate.
- Once desired speed is reached, pour paint into the spinner.
- Place the cover back on and increase speed.
- Remove paper to see your design!
Ping Pong Maze
- Cardboard box
- Tape and/or glue
- Ping Pong (or a golf ball or any small ball)
- Cut paper horizontally to make 5 different-sized strips.
- Fold strips so they create a circle, tape into the box, leaving enough space in between each strip so that a ball can roll around.
- Write numbers on the outside of strips to create a maze your child can follow.
- Drop ball into the maze, tipping the box left to right, try moving your ball through strips 1 to 5.
Contact Paper Masterpiece
- Contact Paper
- Art Supplies (we used buttons, pom poms, stickers, post-it notes, sticky paper, foam paper, and cotton balls)
- Tape contact paper to a wall or surface, sticky side out.
- Spread all supplies so your child can grab materials they want and let them create their artwork by pushing the art materials onto the sticky surface.
I Spy Binoculars
- Paper towel roll
- Decorating Supplies (we used markers, stickers, buttons, and pom poms)
- Cut paper towel roll in half.
- Have kids decorate however they see fit, helping little hands along the way with glue.
- Take the string and glue one end inside the paper towel roll and then glue the other end inside the other roll to make a “necklace” Binoculars should hang like a pendant on a necklace.
- When the glue has dried, voila! Place binoculars over the child’s shoulders and let the exploring begin!