Sunny Days and Rainy Days

Draw your favorite nature picture and be able to change the weather from sunny to rainy and vice-versa in this rotating picture craft.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Sunny Days and Rainy Days craft

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons or poster paint
  • Pencil
  • Compass or any object to make a circle
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Cotton
  • Glue
  • Round paper fastener
  • Glitter glue (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 1. Draw and cut a big circle on light blue construction paper.
Step 2 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 2. Draw and cut a half circle (same diameter as the first circle) on dark blue construction paper.
Step 3 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 3. Draw rain clouds on the half circle. Color the rain clouds with gray crayon or poster paint.
Step 4 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 4. Make blue raindrops under the clouds with blue crayon or poster paint. You can also use glitter glue to come up with sparkling raindrops. Set this rainy day picture aside to dry.
Step 5 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 5. Draw and cut a sun on yellow craft foam or colored paper. Draw a happy face if you like.
Step 6 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 6. Glue the sun on the top half portion of the light blue circle.
Step 7 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 7. Draw clouds around the sun.
Step 8 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 8. Apply glue inside each cloud and stick some cotton to make fluffy sunny day clouds.
Step 9 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 9. Glue the rainy day half circle onto the bottom half of the light blue circle.
Step 10 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 10. Make a similar sized circle on white construction paper. Draw a line in the middle to mark the two halves of the circle and emphasize the circle's center.
Step 11 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 11. Think of a foreground for your rotating picture. You can make a tropical seascape like this one, or you can think of other scenes like a house on a hill, or a city full of skyscrapers. Your picture should cover half of the circle and there should be an image covering the very center of the circle like the mountain in the middle of this picture. This point will serve as the pivot for your rotating picture.
Step 12 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 12. Color in or paint your picture.
Step 13 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 13. Cut out the picture.
Step 14 Sunny Days and Rainy Days Ask for an adult's help14. Align this picture on top of the sunny day/rainy day background. Punch a small hole at the center.
Step 15 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 15. Insert a round paper fastener and split the ends at the back.
Step 16 Sunny Days and Rainy Days 16. Change the weather of your picture from sunny day to rainy day or vice-versa by rotating the background.

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