25 Rainy Day Crafts and Activities for Kids
Written by Jen Betterley
A little creativity can go a long way — and that's exactly why we love this quick and easy idea for making homemade 3D sculptures by Mom Amy of Let's Explore on Make and Takes.
On Friday afternoons, Amy likes to set up a free play art area for her two daughters, and though this crafty project is simple in premise, they both declared it to be one of their absolute favorites! To set up your own 3D sculpture art table, Amy recommends using a thick paper for the base (cardboard, a piece of a cereal box, or a file folder), and setting out colorful paper strips of various lengths and widths, scissors, and "sticky stuff" (tape, glue, or a stapler). Amy began the project by showing her girls a couple of tricks for giving the paper different dimensions — curling, folding, fringe cutting, hole punching, twisting — and she said that after the demo, they were off and running, creating a variety of wild designs that even her "mommy brain" would have never imagined! Certainly one project that goes to show the sky's the limit in terms of where a little creativity can take you.