Inexpensive, Rainy Day Craft Ideas

Inexpensive, Rainy Day Craft Ideas Picture

If you are looking for fun, creative and inexpensive ideas for crafts you can do with your kids on rainy days (or any days that you don’t feel like getting dressed and heading outside, which happens around my house more often than I like to admit!) I have a fun source for you.

Maisie Knowles is a working mother of two and co-founder of Kinoli, Inc. She spends much of her time talking about how to save money, and her boards on Pinterest reflect this. This summer she plans to post cheap and easy kids crafts. Maisie offers this idea: “Create a rainy day craft jar and put the name of each craft on a slip of paper. When the rain starts to pour, let your kids pick a craft from the jar and spend the day inside letting the creativity flow.”

I love the idea of a craft jar. I believe the easiest way to make this happen is to purchase enough art supplies for a certain number of crafts (say 5). On a rainy day, or any day when you feel like hanging inside, have the kids pull a slip and create that craft. When you get down to two crafts left to complete, head out to the craft store (with your forty percent off coupon!) or the dollar store and stock up on supplies to do another four or five crafts.

I love her idea for homemade sidewalk chalk (original posting found here)  You can make this one afternoon and play with it the next day.  Another super cute craft: the milk carton boat.  For older kids, the craft project could come after talking about colors (what do you combine to make certain colors, what are primary colors) or reading a story that involves a boat.

What are some of your favorite art projects to do around the house on a rainy or otherwise pajama day? Please share links if you have them!

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Inexpensive, Rainy Day Craft Ideas

Kathy Murdock works as a full time writer and web designer. Recently planted in the middle of the deep south from the busy streets of Los Angeles, when she's not coding Wordpress websites or writing about women in business and thrifty motherhood, Kathy spends time photographing alligators, playing with her family, and running. ... More

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4 comments

  1. Danielle says:

    pinterest has become my obsession for crafts for my little ones!

  2. Linda says:

    I also like the sidewalk chalk one and many more…….the craft jar is great!!!

  3. nancyk says:

    I just read how to make sidewalk chalk. This is awesome! I am so doing that this weekend.

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