Funnybones: Paper Skeleton Craft

Puddle: Art on Rainy Days

Do you hate rainy days? Here is a fun art activity to enjoy after a rainy day read- but don't just stay indoors- get outside and splash about a bit too!



Puddle is the story of a little boy who hates rainy days because there just isn't anything to do! His mummy tries to cheer him up indoors with some drawing- which leads to some splashing about inside and out. The print changes colour in this text to show who is talking and the illustration has a lovely nostalgic feel- there's a cat and a dog too. No prizes for guessing which animal stays indoors.

On a rainy day, we went outdoors and observed some puddles in the playground. We watched the movement of the water as the raindrops fell, looking at the shapes and reflections. We took some photographs and headed indoors to paint a creative response.

I threw some newspaper over the tables (using these as table covers makes tidy time so quick and easy) and supplied construction paper and tempura paint. We drew around our legs with pencils while wearing our wellies, then we painted these drawings, creating fun patterns on the boots with bright colours. We cut around everything when the paint had dried, then composed a rainy day scene (pictured above)  by gluing the parts onto some painted paper roll. We sprayed and splashed some PVA glue on top and added some silver glitter to convey movement.




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