April Showers Umbrella Craft For Kids

  April Showers Umbrella Craft

Rain Rain Go Away and Come Back Another Day! April showers are around the corner and what better way for kids to pass the time while cooped up inside than making this cute umbrella craft. Perfect for preschooler and young learners this craft promotes fine motor skills and motives kids to focus attention. All the supplies can be found at your local Dollar Store or chain retailer. 


April Showers Umbrella Craft

2-Paper plates
Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue craft paint
Foam paint brush
Brown cardstock
Blue tissue paper
Hot glue/hot glue gun or Elmer’s glue


1. Cut your paper plate in half

April Showers Umbrella Craft

2. Squirt your paint onto another paper plate for a disposable palette

April Showers Umbrella Craft

3. Use your foam paint brush and paint a rainbow onto your plate starting with your red paint, then orange, yellow, green, and blue, and let dry

4. While your plate is drying, cut a candy cane shape from your brown paper

5. Crinkle your blue tissue paper and cut into 2″ strips

April Showers Umbrella Craft

6. Once your paint dries, turn your plate over and glue your brown candy cane shaped handle onto the back center.

April Showers Umbrella Craft

7. Now glue your blue tissue paper strips on each side of the handle

8. Turn your umbrella over and it’s ready to display!

April Showers Umbrella Craft



  1. says

    I love this! I do a theme every month in my house and now I am combing May and April and my theme is “April Showers Bring May Flowers”. Adorable – good project for teachers with their students, too!

  2. says

    What a super adorable and oh-so simple craft idea for kids! April showers is definitely the proper sentiment, especially here in IL the past few days. Today we haven’t had any rain yet (knock on wood) but it really LOOKS like it could storm any minute.

  3. says

    This a great idea for entertaining kids when the spring weather doesn’t want to cooperate. I love the idea of making bright, colorful rainbows for April Showers.

  4. Elizabeth O. says

    I bet the kids would have a fun time doing that! The instructions are easy and I love that it’s a rainbow, kids love rainbows! Thanks for sharing this lovely craft idea. It’s so nice!

  5. tauyanm says

    aw this is sos cute my daughter loves crafting she’ll totally love this and put inside her bedroom for display it looks very colourful and nice

  6. Nikki says

    These looks so a fun activity that kiddos would love them for sure. For sure my son would loved this crafty activities. Such a great idea.

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