Whether snow or rain, there’s not much to do when it’s terrible out. Except craft, of course. Thus, if it’s one of those days when you just can’t go outside lest you wind up like a drenched rat, this quite charming Rainy Day Umbrella Craft is a much better idea! Plus, it comes with a Free Printable Template.
This Rainy Day Umbrella Craft is just one of many of our cute spring crafts. If you’re looking for more things to do while the spring showers are falling, be sure to also check out our Plastic Bottle Flower Craft, Handprint Butterfly Craft, Cupcake Liner Snails Craft, and our Garden Bees Interactive Craft.
For our Rainy Day Umbrella Craft you will first need to print our Umbrella Template pattern on white cardstock. The rest of the supplies include assorted colors of cardstock, coloring tools to color the umbrella, decorations like paint and sequins for the raindrops, as well as a 1″ paper punch, scissors, and glue. You could also try small beads, small poms, or even small buttons for the rain drops, too.
Rainy Day Umbrella Craft
- Umbrella Template
- Cardstock – blue, purple, orange, green, etc. + brown and black
- Coloring tools – markers, crayons, paints, colored pencils
- Decoration – paint, sequins, etc.
- 1” paper punch (optional)
Begin by printing the Umbrella Template on white cardstock.
Cut all the pieces out. Make sure to cut outside of the black lines for the umbrella. Set the umbrella piece and white circle aside. You could also use a 1” paper punch to get the same size circle with a lot less cutting, but I included the circle on the template just in case.
Use the triangle and trapezoid from the template to trace on colored cardstock of your choice and cut out. Also trace the umbrella handle on either brown or black cardstock and cut out.
Color the umbrella with your choice of markers, paints, crayons, colored pencils, etc.
We colored ours with markers and crayons.
Now, with a full sheet of colored cardstock, like blue, purple, or green, glue the trapezoid at the bottom center of the page.
Adhere half the white circle to the back of the flat end of the smaller triangle, so that half the white circle is shown. Glue in place for an arm on the side of the trapezoid.
Place the umbrella handle over the arm, with the loop over the hand. Play around with how you want this positioned with the umbrella.
Then glue the umbrella over the handle, covering the top of the trapezoid.
Finish by making raindrops either with fingertips dipped in paint, paint markers, sequins, etc.
This craft idea is such a lovely way to explore creativity. You can make it however you can dream it!
Be sure to check out more of our spring crafts at Our Kid Things!