Ugh, don’t you just hate it when the rain starts coming down and the kids get all gloomy because they can’t play outside? Well, now you don’t need to worry because I’ve come up with a list of fun things you can all do inside. Most of them don’t even cost much either. Your welcome! 😉
Cheap, Kid Friendly Boredom Busters For Rainy Days
DIY Stain glass windows
This cute DIY Stain Glass Window craft from The Crafty Mom (follow the Crafty Mom on Facebook!), is actually super simple to keep the kid entertained by providing indoor crafts for them to do. In particular, the super simple task of making stain glass windows can be fun, and kids often love to display them once completed.
To do this, first, you need to collect together just five things: colored tissue paper, tracing paper, PVA glue, and black sugar paper or card and some child-safe scissors. Although, it can get a bit messy, so a wipeable cloth or newspaper is a good idea as well.
First of all, cut out window outline from the black card then cover the hole with tracing paper. Once you have done that the kids can then tear or cut pieces of colored tissue paper and collage them over the top of the tracing paper.
This will then let the light through when they are dry, giving you the window effect. Be sure the kids do this on the back though for the neatest result. Finally, get the kids to cover their windows in a thin layer of PVA glue which will provide a glass varnish effect and leave to dry!
Another fun paper craft that you can get them to try when it’s raining out is origami or the Japanese art of paper folding. This craft is from Origami Tsunami. In fact, there are hundreds of different objects and animals they can make including the famous paper crane, and the activity itself is not only fun an absorbing but also great for their fine motor skills as well. You can get some step by step videos online that make it even easier.
Fort and a film
If you are looking for a chilled out activity when it is raining outside why not go for building a fort out of cushions and sheets, and then settling down to watch a favorite film?
Of course, to be able to do this you will need to not only to know how to build your fort, something you can get some hints on the clip below but also have access to a great tv and internet bundle that will allow you to stream the favorite kids’ movies. Something that should keep them engaged and having fun, while also being quite relaxing for the whole family.
You can even make the whole experience more enjoyable by adding snacks like homemade popcorn or cookies. Both of these also being fantastic additional additives to keep the little one entertained on a rainy day.
Finally, if your kids are full of energy, but can’t get outside to burn it off when not set up a mission impossible style obstacle course inside instead? All you need is some strips of crepe paper or wool to create a laser type maze.
In fact, you can even get the kids to come up with ideas to test each other skills. Something that once again should keep them thoroughly amused, no matter what the weather outside is doing.
Check out this super fun DIY Backyard Obstacle Course by Life Hacks For Kids! Now, this looks like something I could totally pull off! So much fun! Don’t forget to subscribe to their Youtube channel!
What Cheap, Kid Friendly Boredom Busters For Rainy Days do you have to share? I can always use more fun, rainy day ideas to do with my kiddos!