As we near the last days of summer are you running out of ideas to keep them busy and from hearing those dreaded words "I'M BORED"!
Here is a simple rainy day (or any time) boredom buster for kids of all ages.
Cardstock or heavy paper
Washable Markers ( you know you have picked some up for the kids supply list if not grab some now while they are on sale)
* optional squirt gun or bottle
Draw on card stock with washable markers, then place the papers outdoors in the rain until the colors have run. It only takes a few seconds depending on how hard it is raining.
Bring the paintings back inside and put them on a flat surface to dry. Now you have a impressionist style piece of art. This is a good time to share some famous impressionist (Monet, Renoir) art work with you kids. A little summer learning is always a great thing.
* If it is not raining outside they can use the squirt gun or bottle to spray the painting.