The view from our office window this morning is grey and rainy, and while it might be good for the city’s plant life, it doesn’t do much to boost our spirits. When rainy weather hits, it can be hard to keep kids entertained indoors—we’re sure they’d much rather be outside riding bikes or splashing around at the water park (and who could blame them?). Thankfully, there are plenty of great indoor crafts that will keep little ones occupied until the sun comes out again.
We came across this cute rainy-day project over at Time to Craft, the website belonging to Cheryl, a crafty mom of three from England. This project is easy to set up, but will keep even your littlest crafter occupied for a while, especially if they’re at an age where they just can’t get enough of colouring and drawing.
What you’ll need:
• Construction paper
• Markers, pens, glitter pens, etc.
• Round magnets
You’ll find the full instructions for these magnetic dragonflies over at Time to Craft. Pre-cut a batch of wings for smaller kids to decorate, or have older kids help cut wings from a template. You can also switch it up and have kids paint their dragonflies, if you’d prefer. When the kids are all done, attach the magnets and you’ll have a beautiful collection of colourful dragonflies to proudly display on your fridge.
Looking for more rainy day craft ideas? Try making Rainbows in a Jar, or Monster Bookmarks. You can also whip up a batch of our No-Cook Playdough. Then check out our craft section for even more inspiration.
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