By Cori of Peace, Baby! Batiks
We all know April showers bring May flowers, but too many
rainy days can make you a little stir crazy. These umbrella
mobiles from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman are a fun,
easy craft for a rainy day that even little kids can do.
For each umbrella you’ll need:
Stickers, markers, crayons, or paint for decorating
Several blue rain drops cut from blue construction paper (we used eight)
A “J” shape cut from contruction paper for the umbrella’s handle
Glitter and glue (optional)
Thread or fishing line
Tape or glue
Cut the paper plate in half. Cut a slit in each plate, at the top of one and from the bottom of the other. I made my slits about half the width of
the plate. Don’t cut all the way through!
Set your kids to decorating their umbrellas on all sides,
leaving the area around the slits clear. If necessary, let them dry. My son is
going through an ocean and “Finding Nemo” phase, so he opted for sea creature
and fish stickers.
Punch holes along the straight edge of your umbrella pieces.
I did two on each side of the slits. Slide your umbrella pieces together at the
slits to form an “X”. I taped ours together to keep the shape.
If desired, glue glitter to your raindrops to make them
sparkle. When they’re dry, tie them to your thread or fishing line and then
attach the opposite end to the umbrella. Tie another loop of thread at the top
of your umbrella.
Hang and enjoy!