Rain Painting

August 21, 2008 at 10:27 am (Uncategorized)

After living in the desert for 4 years rain is still a exciting concept to my kids!  So when it rains we all have to run out front on the covered porch and watch.  Since my rent-a-kid was here visiting we were all extra excited about the rain!  So I decided we needed to do some rain painting!  I know, only I could come up with a craft that includes rain! LOL

Here are the kids out watching the rain.

Thinking about getting wet!

Rain painting & rain dancing!  LOL

Finished product

So what is rain painting?  Just put a few drops of food coloring on a paper plate. Hold the plate out in the rain to add some water and let it splatter.  Then set your creation aside to dry.


A quick, easy, creative art experiment!  You can’t do that in the desert! LOL



  1. Anonymous said,

    I love this idea! My 2 year old is afraid of the rain, I wonder if she'd like this???

    Love your blog, keep up the good work!


    P.S. My only son is only 3 months old…I can't wait to get my own rent-a-kid!

  2. Anonymous said,

    I grew up in Florida, and while rain was normal, snow was something that existed on television… I still get that same look your kids have in the pictures, after living with some snow for nearly 10 winters now (we don't get too much here!)!
    I really enjoy your blog!
    A.L. Travis
    Author of The Pillar of Light, The Legends of Milana series

  3. venus said,

    Love your blog. Rain painting looked fun. Next time you can also try markers (not sharpies) and coffee filters. We did this when I used to teach.

  4. kaenhu said,

    A much better idea than what I usually do (complain about the rain)!

  5. Anonymous said,

    My husband and I did Little Lambs in our church yesterday. The story was Noah and our southern skies were threatening rain most of the day. I sent home a sheet telling parents they could remind their kids of Noah, the flood, and the rainbow by "painting with rain." Thanks for such a great idea!

    Alli for crumleyblog.com

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