9 Simple Crafts for a Rainy Day

Rainy days can make anyone restless, but especially young children who have lots of energy. When it's pouring outside, make playing inside fun with these super simple rainy day crafts. Most of these projects need minimal supplies and a lot of the items are things you likely already have in your pantry or art supply stash. These fun crafts may even have your kiddos crossing their fingers for another rainy day tomorrow!

  • 01 of 09

    Simple Sewing Drawstring Bag

    Simple Sewing Drawstring Bag
    Make and Takes

    Get sewing with a simple drawstring bag project. The straightforward stitching required to sew drawstring pouches makes this craft ideal for kids (and even adults) who are just beginning to sew. Use the finished pouches to store art supplies, beads, a rock collection, or anything else that strikes your child's fancy.

  • 02 of 09

    Rainy Day Duck Craft

    Rainy Day Duck Craft
    Crafty Morning

    This cute rainy day duck is all ready for the rain! Preschoolers will love this bright, colorful project––and you'll love it because it doesn't require any complicated techniques or expensive supplies.

  • 03 of 09

    Painted Muppet Rocks

    Painting Muppet Rocks
    Sandy Toes and Popsicles

    Aren't these Muppet rocks the cutest? They are really easy to replicate and make with your kiddos. Once it stops raining, go for a walk and hide them around your backyard or neighborhood.

  • 04 of 09

    Paper Roll Animals

    Paper Roll Animals
    Frugal Fun For Boys

    Easy craft alert! Take your old toilet paper rolls and turn them into these adorable paper roll animals! If you keep a craft cabinet stocked, try to remember to always save toilet paper and paper towel rolls. They have endless uses and are perfect supplies for fun rainy day art and crafts projects. Save enough of them and soon you'll be able to craft your own zoo!

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  • 05 of 09

    DIY Rainy Day Paper Umbrellas

    DIY Rainy Day Paper Umbrellas
    My Kids Guide

    Stick with the rainy day theme by crafting cute rainy day paper umbrellas out of pipe cleaners and cupcake liners. It's an easy craft for your littles and will be a fun activity to pass the time. The umbrellas are just the right size for dolls.

  • 06 of 09

    Rainbow Rainy Day Art

    Rainbow Rainy Day Art
    Rhythms of Play

    After the rain comes the rainbow! Paint colorful rainbow art with this fun project that uses the rain to make the actual rainbow. Once they have dried (and the rain has stopped), hang these colorful pictures in your home for pretty spring decorations.

  • 07 of 09

    Easy Marshmallow Catapults

    Easy Marshmallow Catapults
    Its Always Autumn

    Turn your house into a sweet catapult zone with these DIY marshmallow catapults. They are the perfect crafts to do on a rainy day for kids who love to build things. And if it's a cold rainy day, you can pop the marshmallows into mugs of hot chocolate when they're done playing.

  • 08 of 09

    Rubber Band Printing

    Rubber Band Printing
    Artful Parent

    Use rubber bands to make a super cool print with paint. Your kids will really love this simple craft. Each print will be different and this project uses basic supplies you likely have in your house.

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  • 09 of 09

    Recycled Paper Beads

    Paper beads
    Avital Pinnick

    This recycled paper bead project is a great way to use up craft materials that have accumulated around the house. First, find different colored and textured paper to paint and color, then roll your custom beads, and finally get stringing. Make necklaces, keychains, bracelets, earrings, and more.