Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Making Umbrellas

Winter is winding down and spring is on it's way. To celebrate this upcoming season, we decided to make these fun umbrellas. 

Supplies Needed:
Paper plate
Cotton Balls
Black Construction Paper

I cut a paper plate in half and gave one half to each girl. I let each girl pick out a couple of colors of paint, then they went to work. I gave them cotton balls to paint with instead of paint brushes. AJ (age 2) dabbed her paint while Lizzie (age 4) decided to smear hers.

I used the black construction paper to cut out the handles and when the paint was dry, we attached it it the back of the umbrellas with tape. We then hung them up in the window to remind us that the snow was going away and rain would come with the changing season.

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  1. Those are really cute! My kids LOVE umbrellas so we're going to have to try this one!

  2. These are so cute. This is a perfect craft for my two year old. We will have to make some to hang in our window. Thanks so much for sharing with Tuesday Tots! I have pinned to the Tuesday Tot board :)

  3. So so so cute! Love it.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. Love these umbrellas...I am adding them to my spring list of crafts to make with my kids.

    I would like to invite you link this to Hey Mom, Look What I Did on Adventures In Mommy Land (http://adventures-in-mommy-land.blogspot.com/2012/03/hey-mom-look-what-i-did-22.html)

  5. they are adorable! So cute. Thanks for linking to Science Sparks

  6. This is a perfect activity for the spring time! I think I'll be adding it to our spring time theme!

  7. What a great idea!! My little baby girl like different things to do and I think this will be enjoyable for me also when I'll see she is making this.

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  9. That is a fantastic costume and such a lovely book too. Your girl looks great x x


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