“U” is for Umbrella in this week’s art project. We have been adventuring through the rainforest, so we needed an umbrella to protect us from the rain! These umbrella’s are so fun to make so let’s make this umbrella craft project!
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What you need for the umbrella craft project:
- Coffee filters or cupcake liners
- Spray bottle of water
- Blue glitter
- Large paper
- Popsicle sticks
How to make umbrella craft project:
First, color the umbrellas.
Use the markers to color the coffee filters. Encourage your little one to cover as much of the surface as possible.
This can be difficult for little kids, but if you do it with them, you can show them how to cover it all.
Spray the Coffee filters.
When your toddler is finished coloring, direct them to use the spray bottle to spray water all over the coffee filter. This will make the colors run together to make beautiful shapes and colors.
*the colors may leak through the filter so you may want to put a piece of cardboard or plastic under before spraying to less the mess.
Make the Raindrops.
While the umbrellas are drying, make the raindrops.
First, cut the sponge into a raindrop shape. Then, allow your kiddo to dip the sponge in glue. After that, show them how to press the sponge onto the paper where they want raindrops.
Once they have added a few raindrops to the page, shake the glitter over the glue. When the raindrops are full of glitter, shake off the excess and then set them aside to dry.
Now you have glittery raindrops!
Put the Umbrellas Together.
Once the coffee filters are dry, you are ready to make the Umbrellas.
Lay the coffee filter over the popsicle stick, just as if the stick was the handle of the umbrella.
Add glue to the back and press it firmly to the page over the raindrops.
Add finishing touches!
Let your little one make as many umbrellas as they want for their picture.
If you are doing this as a letter recognition project, cut out a “U” to add to the picture and any other finishing touches your little one can come up with!