5 Rainy Day Crafts to Keep the Kids Occupied

With summer in full swing, you may be looking forward to all the fun outside activities you can do with your kids. Going to the park, making a shooting target stand, and tie-dying t-shirts may be on your never-ending list of summer activities.

But what do you do when rain hits? All your fun ideas go down the drain, and you may feel crunched for new ideas to keep your kids entertained.

The good news is that there are tons of rainy day crafts that you’ll kids will love. And it may even get them up and moving around too!

Do you want to know more? Keep reading to discover 5 rainy day crafts to keep the kids occupied.

1. Indoor Bowling

Who says you need to go to a bowling alley to have fun with this sport? Instead, you can make your own DIY indoor bowling set. All you’ll need is some wooden planks, a ball, and something to decorate your wood with.

The best bowling pins are made with about 9-inch planks of wood. You can give your kids paint, markers, glitter or patterned duct tape to decorate them. While they’re busy decorating, find a baseball or other small, hard ball to use in place of a bowling ball.

If you want to take it up a notch, consider splitting your family into teams and buying wholesale jerseys for each team! It’ll be the perfect activity to keep your whole family entertained on all the rainy days to come.

2. Cookies

Have you ever thought about how to keep a child busy while trying to prepare their afternoon snack? Why don’t you combine these activities and help you child bake cookies?

While this works with any type of snack, cut-out cookies may keep them occupied the longest because once they’re done making the cookies, they’ll get to decorate them. Dig out all the sprinkles, food coloring, icing, and candies you can find, and let your kids go wild!

Don’t put your baking supplies away just yet. You may be able to make a DIY skin care recipe while the cookies are in the oven!

3. Sailboat

Did you use the last of your milk making cookies? Well, be sure the save that carton.

Just cut one side off it and give it to your kids. They can decorate it and turn it into a DIY sailboat. This is one of the best rainy day arts and crafts because once the sailboat is complete, they can actually use it to have fun in the rain!

Older kids may like watching it sail on the small streams that typically form on the sides of the street while younger kids may enjoy watching it float on a backyard puddle.

4. Jewelry

Making jewelry is one of the best rainy day activities, especially for those rambunctious daughters.

The best part is that almost anything can be made into jewelry with just a little string. Hunt down beads, dry macaroni noodles, buttons, and anything else you can think of.

Once the jewelry is done, you can play dress up and have a little fashion show where the star of each outfit is (of course) you child’s DIY jewelry!

5. Playdough

Playdough has long been one of the most common things to do on a rainy day with kids. It’s colorful, fun, and versatile.

You may feel like you’re in a pinch if you can’t find the play dough, but don’t worry! You can make your own DIY play dough with just a few household ingredients.

The Best Rainy Day Crafts

Don’t get stressed when the rain ruins your summer plans. Instead, organize some fun indoor rainy day crafts that will keep your kids occupied.

Making an indoor bowling set, baking and decorating cookies, sailing a DIY sailboat, creating fabulous jewelry, and making DIY play dough are just some of the best things to do on a rainy day with kids.

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