April Showers Finger Paint Kids Craft

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Spring is here, and April showers are on the horizon! And while rainy days may keep this Florida family indoors, we certainly can have a bit of rainy crafting fun at home! Those April showers inspired us to create this easy April Shower Finger Paint Kids Craft. Just a few items from home and some creative kids will get your family out of your rainy slump and encourage some bright and sunny smiles!


April Showers Finger Paint Kids Craft

Here's what you will need:

  • Paper
  • Variety of Finger Paints: We used purple. red, blue, and 2 shades of green


  1. Starting with the umbrella, begin with a single hand print pressed into the upper middle of the page. (We used purple)
  2. Then dip both hands into an alternate color (we used red). You will be lining up the heels of the hands to create a curved "U" arc with your hands. Using the heels of the hands as a guide, press into a "V" on either side of the purple hand print.
  3. Dipping both hands back into the original color (purple), create the outer edges of the umbrella (lining up the heels of the hands to finish your arc) with the last set of hand prints.
  4. To create the umbrella handle, dip your child's finger in one of the umbrella colors and sweep into a "J" at the bottom of your umbrella.
  5. Dip your child's four fingers (not the thumb) into a shade of green. Press "grass" across the bottom of your umbrella scene. Do this again in another shade of green.
  6. Finally, add the rain! Dip your child's finger in blue paint and streak raindrops across your page.


And done! You and your child have an April Showers masterpiece to admire on rainy days or any day! I love hand print and finger print art because it's a tangible way to keep track of your child's growth. We love going back and comparing hand sizes from crafts done years ago.

 How do you keep the kids from April Showers boredom? What crafts do you enjoy on rainy days?

saving-said-simply-headshot This FUN April Showers Finger Paint Kids Craft is brought to you by Christie of Saving Said Simply: An Asian Mom Blog. She loves sharing her fun kids crafts, easy recipes, family-friendly products, Orlando events and her "mommy brain" thoughts. When not blogging, you'll catch Christie kissing her kids, digging her toes in the Florida sand or finding an excuse for eating a snack! Be sure to check out her blog Saving Said Simply for a good laugh and honest mom moments. So pull up a chair and your coffee cup and visit her blog.

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Christie, a retired pediatric nurse, gave up life in the fast lane to enjoy time with her 2 kids and all of the joys of motherhood. When she's not blogging at Saving Said Simply, you can find her running a billion errands, enjoying one of Florida's beautiful beaches, shopping for a big wardrobe on a tiny budget, or eating anything delicious. Her interests include singing, dancing a mean Cupid Shuffle, running, and did she mention eating?

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