Once the warm weather comes, we enjoy so much of our time outside. Then, when we are stuck indoors because of a rain, we forget what to do indoors for 12 hours straight! I like to have a few new learning or art sets on hand as well as some craft ideas. Here are 3 activities we all really enjoyed on the past few rainy days:
1. Painting Flowers With Celery & Potatoes
Supplies: Paper, paint, a bunch of celery, and a small potato
Directions: Cut the celery down to about 4 inches. You want the end, so all of the ends of the stalks are still attached to each other. You are going to hold the celery from the end and use it as a stamp. Dip it into the paint and stamp it on the paper. Cut the potato in half. Use the potato as a stamp. Dip the white part/ not the skin into paint and stamp it in the middle of the “flower” you created with the celery. Use a paint brush or have your child use their finger to paint a stem.
2. Make A Volcano That Erupts
We used the Galt Toys Volcano Kit. It had everything in it you need for a fun science experiment. The directions were really easy, and so was clean up. It’s priced under $10 and makes a great rainy day activity. The girls loved this and now want to build a bigger volcano. We’ll save that for another rainy day!
3. First Pottery Set
This was much easier than I would have expected and kept the kids busy for a long time. We used the Galt Toys Pottery Kit. The kit came with the clay ready to go (no mixing required). I taught them how to make little bowls, and they worked on creating plates and bowls for their dolls. The kit also comes with paint for once the pottery dries. We worked on the pottery on a rainy day and then we’ll take it outside to paint on a sunny day!
We were not compensated for this post. I did receive some items for the purpose of review from Galt Toys. As always, all opinions are my own.