Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers (Umbrella Craft)

We have had so much rain lately, this seemed like an appropriate craft.

I am not very good at taking pictures of crafts that hang. The umbrella looks a lot cuter in person.

We used: Paper plate, scissors, construction paper, glue, glitter, hole punch, yarn (or fishing line),paint or markers for decorating the paper plate.

Decorate both sides of the plate. Allow to dry. Cut plates in 2 equal halves.
Cut a slit in one of the plate halves from the center of the bottom to the middle of the plate.
Cut a slit in the other plate half, from the center of the top to the middle of the plate.
Slide the 2 plates together, forming an "X".

Cut out a handle and glue it on.

Cut out rain drops and punch holes on the top. Add glitter

Punch a hole in the top of the umbrella, and use the yarn as a hanger.
Punch a hole near each of the four corners of the umbrella.
With the yarn add the rain drops.

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Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

These turned out great! And I'm over all the rain too! We better have some green grass this year! :)

BlessedMama said...

You amaze me! What a great craft. How long do you wait before you throw away previous crafts? My daughter wants to keep them all so then I tend to not make as many!

Heather said...

I love these! and I am hoping April does not bring as many showers as March has

SE'LAH... said...

Just discovered your blog today. I love the arts and crafts...brings back such great childhood memories.

One Love, Se'Lah

Stephanie said...

This is a perfect craft for my class. I teach kindergarten for developmentally delayed children and this is simple yet very cute! Thanks so much for sharing.


Jaina said...

You seriously come up with THE most unique crafts!

Term papers said...

What a great craft. I Love this. What a great photo instruction for making flowers. I was always afraid of making them. I should give it a try now. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

So cute. We did these today with my daycare. Since I didn't have those expensive "dot painters" I came up with my own idea! I have tons of water bottles, and I used the tops of the lids on the bottles and had the kids dip them in paint and press them on the plates, making the same circle shape! Voila! Thanks for the great inspiration and craft!