Spring showers = Sibling fun

In all honesty, I’m ready for the rain to go away…far away.

My back yard looks like a lake, a large lake and its putting me  in a gloomy mood. In the meantime, here’s a cute craft to keep the kids busy until the sun comes out!

Also, if you live in Massachusetts, mark your calendars for our free sibling workshop being held at Bellingham middle school on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30. More details are on our event page.


Coat hanger with paper cover


Cotton balls



Blue construction paper

3 Popsicle sticks

Tissue paper

Contact paper

Begin by placing glue all over on one side of the paper covered coat hanger. Place cotton balls over the glue to create the cloud.

Cut out two large rectangles of laminate. Expose the sticky side of one of the rectangles and place torn pieces of tissue paper in a random pattern until you cover the entire rectangle. Peel the other rectangle piece of contact paper and lay it directly over the other.

Cut out three umbrella shapes from the decorated laminate. Tape Popsicle sticks onto each of the umbrella shapes. Then tape ribbon to the umbrellas and attach them to the cloud with tape.

Cut out six raindrops from blue construction paper. Tape three drops on each piece of ribbon. Place them about one-inch apart descending down the ribbon for a “rain” effect. Then attach the ribbon to the cloud.

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