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Rain Drops & Umbrellas |Drop, Then Blot

Today we read Rain Drop Plop! and then made umbrella art. First, we used droppers and liquid watercolors to drop colorful raindrops on our umbrellas. I cut the shapes on my Silhouette. The watercolors pool on the cardstock, but it creates a great opportunity to blot it up with coffee filters or paper towel. Later after the filters dried, we cut raindrop shapes out of them for our page.
Yes, we’re also saving our paper towels and reusing them for painting projects! I don’t recall where I read recently about a preschool making a collage or a wall hanging project with their paint soaked paper towels, but I loved that idea. Reusing and creating art!umbrellas3
Our beautiful springy pastel umbrellas and raindrops!umbrellasOne little guy wanted me to fill the dropper for him. I would fill it for him and he figured out how to squeeze the paint out. Then he would give it back saying “More, more!”

The other 2-year old was doing this saying “Upside down, upside down, upside down….”

Raindrop, Plop!

We have this great story on CD. Sometimes is nice to listen to someone else read the story!

Wholesale Cute Umbrellas

Thursday 8th of May 2014

That is so cute, i really appreciate the idea.


Thursday 8th of March 2012

These are lovely! Such a good idea to decorate the umbrellas with raindrops. It would be great if you'd like to add this to our Spring Carnival. :)

Maro Oikonomou

Tuesday 6th of March 2012

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with the weather linky party!

Amy A @ Child Central Station

Thursday 2nd of February 2012

Thanks for linking up to the We LOVE Paint linky party over at PreKandK Sharing!


Sunday 17th of April 2011

Neat idea and so pretty!