Pastel Resist Rainy Windows

Sorry for the absence the last few months. Last year was a busy year for us.  Between the release of our children’s book ‘Farmer Pete Has Stinky Feet’ (affiliate link) and finishing up the final touches on our next book, it has been hectic. We are happy to be back though and are ready to start painting and crafting with you all again. And what better way to kick off our return with a colorful and easy spring painting for the kiddos. These pastel resist rainy windows are perfect for the spring.

Pastel resist Rainy Windows Painting - easy spring arts and crafts projects for kids.

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Spring Umbrella Craft With Printable

I love umbrellas. Luckily, the spring is near and soon the rain will be coming down and the umbrellas will be going up. This pretty spring umbrella craft is perfect for the spring. Your kids will love designing their own umbrellas. They are so much fun, you will want to make them again and again. Make a bunch and string them up to make a playful garland for spring. These would make a great project for the classroom.


Spring Umbrella Craft with printable template. Color or paint and cut for this great spring and rainy day Arts and crafts for kids

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25 Rain Themed Arts, Crafts & Activities

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 & Salt Rainy Day Painting

My daughter loves pretend play. We play cupcake shop, hospital & sometimes we are animals, but my personal favorite is playing school. I love playing teacher & student with her. We do a series of activities complete with snack time, a brief recess & mini lessons. Incidentally, she listens to teacher mommy much better than regular mommy.

Watercolor & Salt Paintings - spring rainy day art for kids

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Paper Plate Rain & Rainbow Crafts

Paper Plate Weather


If you read my last post, you know that my fickle little artist changed her mind just as we were about to make a paper plate octopus the other day. Today, Mai must have had another change of heart because she was ready for those paper plate crafts tonight.

“What do you want to make?”

“I want rain & sunshine and a rainbow and all the clouds.”

Great idea!


Paper Plate Rain & Rainbow Crafts

What you will need:

Paper Plates

Construction Paper (yellow & orange)

Yellow Paint

Blue Pom Poms

Needle & Thread

Tissue Paper in all of the colors of the rainbow


Cotton Balls




Paint paper plate in yellow & let dry. (If you are going to make both crafts, paint 2 plates)


Cut triangle shapes out of yellow & orange paper.


After the plate dries, draw in a happy face for your sun.

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Flip the plate over & glue the beams in place & let dry.

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Cut a different paper plate in half & glue cotton balls to the top of it & let dry. Use the other half for the next craft.


String the pom poms up with needle & thread. Form a few strands & space out the pom poms to form rain drops. Attach to the back of your cloud.


Glue to the side of the sunshine.


For the rainbow craft, repeat all of the steps above except for threading the pom poms. Instead cut out strips of tissue in each color of the rainbow. Cut 2 strips of each color & glue to the back of your cloud.


When we finished Mai looked at me & said “Silly Mama, you forgot to make the spout & the spider.”  Apparently, she wanted this to be an Itsy Bitsy Spider craft.

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Raining Sponge

Teaching your children science doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is a simple experiment that toddlers and preschoolers will love.
Raining Sponge Experiment


Science for kids does not need to be complicated. The simplest of things can be fun & educational. I like doing experiments that require very little set up, clean up & are done with items that are easily accessible. This is about as simple as it gets.

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