It has been so dry around here that the girls were quite excited when they heard that rain was in the forecast for today. While waiting for puddles to appear, we had fun making some rain art!
Draw a picture or design with washable markers. I suggest using a sturdy type of paper, such as card stock or watercolor paper. Then, place your drawing out in the rain for a few minutes – time will vary depending on how hard it is raining.
Watch the colors begin to move and swirl as they get wet. My girls especially like to pick up the paper and tip it from side to side, making the colored water go all over the paper. This is also a great time to make a print by pressing a dry piece of paper onto your rain art creation. When you are satisfied with the results, bring in your paper and let it dry.
When you rain art is dry, you can add more details to it with crayons, black marker, collage materials, etc. or hang it up and enjoy it!
No rain in the forecast? Make your own rain drops with a dropper or spray bottle!