Misty Morning Drawing: A Rainy Day Art Project for Kids

A light mist is perfect for bleeding the colors of these pictures.

Misty Morning “Impressionistic” Art for Kids

impressionist art for kids

Supplies:

  • Cardstock
  • Washable markers
  • Light rain/mist or spray bottle

1)  Use washable markers to make a springtime drawing.  A heavier paper (preferably cardstock) works best for these drawings.

You may want to make several drawings and experiment by placing them in a mist, a light rain, a medium rain, and a heavy rain!

2)  Place pictures outside during a light rain (not for very long).  If there is no rain in sight, use a spray bottle.  Spray a very light mist over the picture.  Allow to dry.

Corn Syrup Rain

I thought of a way to use the left-over triangles from the kites last week! 

**Warning:  This is VERY messy!!

Supplies:

  • Construction paper or left-over kite pieces
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Corn syrup
  • Blue food coloring
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Craft stick

1)  Cut the triangle to look like an umbrella (or just use the triangle shape for your umbrella – see the green umbrella at the end).  Paste onto a piece of paper.  Have your child draw themselves under the umbrella (or cut out a photo of your child and glue it down).

2)  Mix light corn syrup with blue food coloring.  Using a craft stick, drip or dab the syrup on the paper like raindrops.  Allow to dry for several days (big blobs might not dry very well).

3)  Glue on a piece of construction paper or cardstock for a more “finished” look.

Making “Rain” — A Science Experiment

My girls love when I say, “Let’s do a science experiment!”  They think it is very exciting to do an experiment, so today we made some rain!  Please be very cautious and make sure the little ones stay back from the stove.  I used the back burner.

Supplies:

  • Pie plate
  • Ice
  • Pan
  • Water

1)  Boil a pot of water (this is an ocean).  Fill a pie plate with ice cubes (this is a cloud).

 

2)  Place the pie plate above the steam (evaporation).  When the steam comes in contact with the cold pie plate, droplets of water form (condensation) and fall back into the pot – kind of like rain (precipitation)!  I used this experiment to introduce these “big” words to my three year old.

An easy explanation of the water cycle along with a printable sheet is here.

Kite Math and Snack

Go fly a kite!!!  Seriously…you can’t have a kite theme without actually flying a kite!  Take some time today or this weekend to make a memory with your little one(s)!  You can even sing to them, “Let’s go fly a kite up to the highest height…”  And when you’re finished, you can do this quick math and snack idea!

We had some leftover Easter candy, so I made a quick “Kite” math activity.

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Pen/Markers
  • Twizzlers

1)  Draw a few kites on a piece of paper.  Number the kites.  Let your child decorate them.

2)  Have your child place the corresponding number of snacks for the kite tail.

For a little more gluing practice, cut down a few triangles (leftover from Tuesday’s kite).  Form the kites, glue, number, and place the corresponding snacks for the tail.

When you finish, enjoy a treat!