Here are a selection of rainy day crafts for you to do with your little one when you next having a rainy day in.
Use the horrible wet cold day to snuggle in, put the heating on and get all the best things out of the craft cupboard.
Im definitely going to be trying the sensory bags soon!
Find the instructions for these tootsies art at
I really love the idea of these and even as a grown up i cant wait to have a squish!
Here are the instructions for the soapy sensory bag:
To make it, I filled a ziplock bag with one bottle of blue ocean body wash which I purchased at The Dollar Tree. Then I tossed in a bunch of confetti that we had left over from Jewel’s birthday party
. I reinforced the ziplock bag with clear packaging tape before giving it to the girls.
This sensory bag is so FUN! The more you handle it the more soapy bubbles you create, and the best part, they sparkle!
I agree these bags look really addictive, to find the instructions for the others check out growingajeweledrose
This is another idea i want to try, play dough that can be made in minutes and last 6 months, what is not to like about that? i love that there are as many varieties as you mind can think up, im liking the glitter dough. I can see my little one now squeezing her hands and watching it move!
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- food colouring (optional)
- few drops glycerine (optional- adds more shine!)
- Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
- Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (colour optional)
- Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
- Add the glycerine (optional)
- Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
- (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)
We use these Wilton Gel colours as they are much more vibrant and take only a tiny amount to colour the dough. We also use them in all our other sensory play activities to and they last for ever!
You can store this play dough in an air tight container for at least 6 months. If you live in a humid climate you might need to store it in the fridge and out of sunlight.
Right, these have definitely got me excited for the next rainy day, rain dance anyone? 🙂