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25 Rain Themed Arts, Crafts & Activities

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Rain, rain, please don’t go away. We are ready for some rain themed crafts and play.

Not everybody likes rainy days. Once that first drop falls, many people run for cover, but not us. My daughter and I love the rain. It is beautiful. It is soothing and it makes things grow. What’s not to love? With spring approaching, we are ready to dive into some rain themed arts, crafts and play. If you are looking for some fun rainy ideas too, check out some of these fun and amazing ideas.
25 Rain themed arts, crafts and activities for the spring. Kids arts and crafts ideas. Painting, science Toddlers and preschoolers

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Watercolor and Sharpie Shamrocks

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All you need for these simple watercolor and Sharpie shamrocks is watercolors, a paint brush and a Sharpie.

We had ourselves quite a shamrock filled art day yesterday. Being the big bleeding tissue art fan that I am, I made some bleeding tissue paper painted shamrocks  for St. Patrick’s Day. My daughter began the project with me, but then chose a different direction. The end result is these easy and lovely watercolor and Sharpie shamrocks.

Watercolor and Sharpie shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. Simple kid's arts & crafts, painting projects. Great for preschoolers too.

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Bleeding Tissue Paper Shamrocks

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Bleeding tissue paper painting is a fun alternative to traditional painting. These bleeding tissue paper shamrocks are a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day art idea.

Bleeding tissue paper is one of our favorites ways to paint. It is fun. It is messy and it produces very cool results. We have made a few bleeding tissue projects for Christmas and then Valentine’s Day. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we had to make one for St. Paddy’s, as well. I love these bleeding tissue paper shamrocks because they are so simple.
Bleeding tissue paper shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. Easy arts and crafts art ideas and painting for preschoolers and kids.

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Toothbrush Painted Rainbow

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If you are looking for a quick and super easy arts and crafts project for the kids. It does not get much easier than this toothbrush painted rainbow.
Toothbrush Painted Rainbow Art - A great spring time or St. Patrick's Day project for the kids. Arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids

For some reason in our house, we go through tooth brushes like crazy. We just replaced our last set of toothbrushes.  I was about to throw them out when I thought that we could use them for something fun. My daughter and I love to paint without paint brushesWe have seen toothbrush painting before, but had never tried it. Today, seemed like as good a time as any. Since we’re on a rainbow kick right now, we decided to paint a rainbow with our toothbrushes.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Sea Star

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Sea Star. How beautiful and glittery you are.

There is nothing quite as wonderful as watching your children create. It is a fascinating and beautiful thing. My little girl and I spend a lot of time creating together, but my favorite projects are the ones that she comes up with on her own. This lovely sea star was one of her ideas and she was so eager to share it with me.Glitter Sea Star on watercolor paints. Use salt for an additional effect. Under the sea arts and crafts projects for kids and preschoolers. Twinkle, twinkle, little sea star underwater painting

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Make, Explore, Paint Rainbows

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Science and art combine in this amazing and simple rainbow experiment. The kids will love to make, explore and paint rainbows.Make, explore and paint rainbows. Use a CD and sunlight or a flashlight to cast rainbows, study and paint with watercolors or color with markers or crayons. A great piece of process art for kids. Art and science, STEAM projects for preschoolers.

The other day, my daughter picked up a CD and was fascinated by the rainbows that formed on it when she moved it around. We held it under the light and moved it all around and admired the bursts of color. The colors were so beautiful. We wanted more and had an idea to try to paint our rainbows.

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Mixed Media Truffula Trees

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My daughter loves Dr. Seuss. Whenever we go to the library, she always looks through his books for one that we haven’t read in a while or for an old favorite. The Lorax is one of those favorites. It is a favorite of mine as well.

Mixed media truffula tree art inspired by Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax'. Kid's arts and crafts,onspired by books. Earth Day crafts. Watercolor painting, newspaper, construction paper, markers

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We have been on a huge mixed media kick lately and I thought that the truffula trees from ‘The Lorax’ would make a beautiful project for us to do together.

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Crayon Resist Hearts

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Resist art is wonderful for artists of all ages. From toddlers to adults, it is simple and fun to do. We have used tape, oil, White-out and cardboard to make resist art in the past, but crayon resist I think may be my favorite to do.
Crayon resist bleeding tissue paper painted hearts for Valentine's Day. Kid's arts and crafts ideas. Great for preschoolers

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These crayon resist hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day and could easily be made into homemade cards.

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Valentine’s Day Mixed Media Heart Art

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Hearts, hearts, hearts, my daughter love hearts. She doodles them and cuts them out of construction paper all of the time. With her love for hearts, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for my little love bug.

Mixed media heart shaped love birds for Valentine's Day. Watercolor, acrylic paint and construction paper and markers.

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We have been dabbling a lot with mixed media art. My daughter and I love doing these projects together. I had an idea to make a set of love birds using heart shapes. 

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