Winter is winding down and spring is on it’s way.
It’s time for flowers, birds, and rain!
To celebrate this upcoming season, we decided to make a fun paper plate umbrella craft that is perfect for preschool and toddlers.
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Supplies needed for your umbrella craft
Black Construction Paper
How to make your Paper Plate Umbrella craft
To prep your project you will need to cut a paper plate in half. Then, I gave one half to each girl.
I let each of my girl picks out a couple of colors of paint. I then poured a little bit of each color onto an old plastic lid. This makes it so much easier and neater than putting brushes into the little pots of paint.
But, for this project, we used cotton balls to paint with instead of the paint brushes. It’s always fun to paint with different things!
The girls got to work. My 2-year-old dabbed her paint while my 4-year-old decided to smear hers.
To finish the project, I used the black construction paper to cut out the handles. Once the paint was dry, we attached out handles to the back of our umbrellas with tape.
We then hung our paper plate umbrella craft in the window to remind us that the snow was going away and rain would come with the changing season.
You may also like one of these fun weather crafts:
Simple Cloud Painting Activity
Rain and Raindrop Crafts for Kids
Raindrop Suncatchers at Pre-K Pages
My recommended craft resources
It’s so easy to have a successful craft time with your kids, if you keep some simple supplies on hand. Here are the supplies we used for this project, that you can also use for many other kids crafts.
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