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Weather Get Crafty – Weather Themed Crafts and Tutorials

| June 1, 2011 | 44 Comments

weather craftsGet Crafty!Welcome to Weather Get Crafty – the crafty carnival that brings you weather themed crafts and tutorials from around the web! I was a “little” worried that we may not have enough weather inspired crafts… but once again you all proved me wrong.. from the simplest toddler crafts to advanced sewers tutorial hopefully you will indeed find something for everyone! Come take a look and let the weather inspire you!!!

I wasn’t really sure wheather to order them by the elements or by age groups. So, if in doubt don’t change anything and age groups it is. We have crafts, food and science for you!

Do click through to the blogs linked – discover some wonderful blogs! And share the crafty love!




Weather Crafts & Activities For Kids

Waldorf SunCatcher

Here is a beautiful Waldorf Window Star from Garden Mama. It is a great craft to practice folding and following instructions, whilst brightening up a window at any time of year. Go and have a look. It is simply lovely!



Sun Suncatcher

Or try this beautifully original and innovative sun from Morning Sun Rae! It is a great way to recyle those old crayons and then let the sun melt them into this beautiful medley of colours. Simply delicious – looks good enough to eat!



Simple Sundial

Whilst on the topic of sun, any decent Weather Get Crafty carnival needs some sundial crafts! Did you know how easy they are to make! You just need some card, pen and glue.. Job done! Check out Fun Family Education on how to make these!


Stone Sundial

Or if you are at the beach or have more space why not try one of these stone sun dials? Don’t they look simply wonderful? Nature at its best? The Lake Country Journal shares their idea with us.



Then came the wind & rain…


The simplest and most widespread wind craft for children is of course the pinwheel! Simple. Fun. Effective! See the wind in action. Check out our How To Make a Pinwheel post!



Bottle Wind Spinner

Or what about this fun bottle wind spinner? Combine a little bit of recycling with crafts and sciecne. Free Kids Crafts shares their how to!



Bottle Windmills

Another rather cool wind spinner would be this one from Rosi Jo’s. Not only are they made from recycled bottles, but they look absolutely amazing! Any allotment or vegetable patch would be proud to have some of these!



plastic bag kitePlastic Bag Kite

Oh my word, how simply cute and simple and brilliant and all in one is this: one plastic bag, one piece of string, one small child: you have a kite and hours of fun. What I Live For tell us more!



Wind Blowing

Alternatively, stay indoors and explore the “Power of wind” yourselves, a straw a feather and hey presto you have a fun activity the kids can play. Mom 2 To Posh Lil Divas shows this fun afternoon activity! As well as lots of other W is for Wind activities!


Tin Can Wind Chime

Another wonderful wind craft to enjoy the power of the wind is of course Wind Chimes! There are many different crafty wind chimes out there. But I love these recycled and colourful tin wind chimes. Check out Learn 2 Grow for all sorts of ideas enjoy the garden and elements with your children!


Shell Mobile/ Wind Chime

This is a fabulous “spur of the moment” craft made on a beach – original thought of as a mobile, but put the shells a tiny bit closer together and you have wind chimes! Beautiful. Sippy Cup Central shares their fun day out!



Mini Wind Sock

Here is a fun, quick and easy windsock – make them in lots of different colours and watch them flutter. Learning Ideas shares their tutorial!



Wind Sock

You know me an Loo Rolls… well Kelly at Domestic Goddesque comes up with a fabulous loo roll wind sock! And if you don’t have any loo rolls, she also made one out a cereal box too.. lovely!  Her little girl paints and decorates them and then Kelly helps with the flying bits. So pretty!


Rain Sticks

Oooh I think the one  of the first mummy bloggers to share this wonderful craft with us – Anna from The Imagination Tree shows us how to make rain sticks with your children. She made this with her toddler, but I think any age group would enjoy this! Love the sound  of rain? Don’t like getting wet? Shake a rain stick!


Indoor Rain

Make more indoor rain with this amazing but surprisingly easy science project! A jar, some ice cubes and before you know it, it is raining! Habeebee Homeschooling shows us how it is done. Brilliantly clever!



April Showers Art

I love this little April Showers Art from The Ramblings and Adventures of a SAHM. They look so fun that you just want to go out there and jump in a great big puddle and enjoy the rain. Lovely!



Giant Rainbow Collage

Rain rain go away and bring us some beautiful rainbows! Like these from The Imagination Tree. This is a sensory bin come art class come fun activity.. learn all about the colours, texture and sorting. Beautiful and creative and fun for little boy or girl!


Pasta RainbowPasta Rainbows

Or want more rainbows? Naturally Educational creates these fun pasta wheel rainbows with her children. As well as yummy rainbow treats and crayons.




Sometimes of course rain isn’t rain but snow! In which case we need the bestest snow craft there is: a snowglobe! Of course you can make these any time of year but if you do make them in winter why not fill them with REAL snow like The Diary of a Frugal Family does? Lots of fun!


Weather Charts

Now you have look at all the different weather options with your children, why not bring it all together in this weather chart? Most definitely a fun and interactive way to learn about the weather and executed creatively by se7en and her children!


Weather Chart

And here is a nother lovely weather chart from Baby Budgeting and her children. Goes to show.. how simple is fun and effective. Why not have a go this summer and explore the the weather! Great way to explore days of the week too!


Weather Craft

Or why not just jump into your craft box, check what is in there and come out with a fantastic weather picture such as this? We have lightening, rainbows, kites and sun. Wonderfl. Curly and Candid does us proud!



Weather Cubes

Not only are these fabulous weather cubes to explore the seasons and the weather, but they are recycled too – yes, Maria at Fab Mums does it again – finds something old and makes something new! Love them and great for rainday indoor play!


Star Mapping

Enjoyed the weather diaries? Take in one step further and map the stars! Se7en shares another fabulous post with a host of Easy Science Observation activities. Brilliant. Perfect.



Get Crafty for Adults or Older Children

Sunshine Pillow

Bring sunshine into your living room with this very sunny sunshine pillow. Over at Fat Quarterly you will find a step by step how to!



The wind and rain are coming again…

Key Wind Chime

Go to your local thrift/ charity store or car boot sale, pick up some rusty old keys and before you know it, you have a fabulously fun and great sounding wind chime. I love them! Butter Nugget shows what they did. And watch this space… wind chimes coming to Red Ted Art soon too!


Xylophone Wind Chimes

Your children outgrown their baby toys? What to do with them? Wind chimes of course! I came across this idea a while back and can’t wait to have a go – they are bright, colourful and I bet sound wonderful. And as xyolphones come with “holes”, easy to assemble. Here is a set from Instructables.


Beautiful Kite

And what would a weather crafts carnival be without a beautiful kite?!?!? This kite was recently featured on Red Ted Art as a guest post. I think it is simply beautiful and gorgeous and I can’t wait to have a go with my children.



Koinobori Windsocks

Don’t fancy a kite? Then how about one of these wonderful windsocks? That Artist Woman does it again. A beautiful and fun craft in one. Teaching new arty techniques whilst having fun. Here you have a Koinobori Windsock- a bit like batik painting, you can have a go too! Go visit and try something new!



Or how about making an Anemometer? This would definitely be a great science project for those into some “serious weather observation” and one step up from your ordinary pinwheel. Hobby Science tell us how to make one.



Cloud Rug

Watch out the storm clouds are coming… I love these rugs.. for once a big thundery clouds looks rather inviting – I just want to lie down in it and have a wee nap. Again, a surprisingly easy craft and Lifeflix tells us how to make them!


Rain Softie

Oh my oh my, this is just too cute – a little rain day softie – love the taggies and of course love the rainbow colours. Adorable and a perfect new baby gift! Chez Beeper Bebe shows this easy how to! I wish my kids were younger so I could make some!!


Rain Mobile

The wonderfully talented Kate at Mini Eco came up with lovely rainy day mobile. It is crisp, clean and fun! And it is easier to make than you think. Be inspired and decorate your child’s or baby’s room!



Rain Canvas

Here is one for older children or adults – a bit of craft, a bit of art and hey presto a fun and pretty rain canvas craft. Journal Girl shares her ideas.



Rain cloud brooches

Or make these fun rain cloud brooches out of felt and sequins. Bugs and Fishes shares her fun tutorial, making a rainy day a happy day!



DIY Umbrella (Re-cover an old umbrella)

Want a challenge? Want something unique? Feel brave? Why not have a go at re-covering an old umbrella with a fabric of your choice? I think this simply the most amazing craft and I am “dead impressed” by it. Dare I have a go? Visit icandy handmade and find out how to!


Rainbow Tote

I love these personalised “rainbow totes”. Such a great way to recycle scraps of fabric and make a lovely little bag for a special someone! The rainbows make a special pocket and turn the tote round to find extra loving details. Go take a look at Handmade Spark.


Giant Snowflake Decor

And if we are back to snow again, how about this very festive snowflake decore? Made from Lollipop Sticks, it looks rather good I think! Craftig shares their idea on their blog.



Star Crochet Pattern

And now we just need to complete “Adult Weather Crafts” with this cute little crochet star pattern.. aren’t they adorable? And perfect for practicing to crochet and learning to read patterns. A Foothill Home Companion shares her pattern with us. Too cute!


Get Crafty in Kitchen – Weather Crafts to make your mouth water!

Rainy Day Cookies

Don’t be miserable in the rain, but celebrate Spring Showers with these adorable spring cookies. Bakers and Artists brighten up our day!



Rainbow Jelly & Cloud

And as we all know, rain means that we may just find that beautiful rainbow. And here some fab rainbow jelly complete with mini cloud. Mom to 2 Posj Lil Diva shows how! Both beautiful and delicious!



Rainbow Cookies

And if you don’t fancy jelly, how about our Rainbow Cookies. We made these a year ago and I know it is time we made some more ! A great way to explore colour theory, bake and have fun!

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  1. Nicki Cawood says:

    Another fantastic Get Crafty. Kieran and I have been enjoying nosying (and pinching ideas for future crafts!).

    His reaction today to seeing his picture on here:
    “Woo hoo, awesome, how cool, my art is famous, woo hoo”. Yup, chocolate cereal and being included in Get Crafty makes a small boy very happy :)

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Nicki – that is just too cool! I love it and just what “Get Crafty” is all about! Am chuffed to bits!

      Maria – you are welcome, love your crafts each week!

  2. maria says:

    I love to come here and have a nose around to get inspiration for our next crafts and as usual there are so many great ideas to choose from!!

    p.s. thanks for including me:)

  3. se7en says:

    Oh I just love all this weather fun!!! Our emails are swapping in the air again!!! Thanks for linking us, you are such a star!!!

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    :-) yes we do keep “missing each other”. Always love your crafts! So pleased to have some of them on Weather Get Crafty!!! x

  5. Judy says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my kite…they really are incredibly easy but so much fun! :) I loved the snow globes you featured too. I made one last year and think we have more snow globes in our future.

  6. Great Collection! Thanks for all the ideas!

  7. Great collection! Woohoo – we made the feature – so proud! :)

    I am collecting ideas for next year’s weather related theme – it’s never too early when so many good ideas are being shared!

    Thanks as always for the inspiration!

    Bernadette – MOm to 2 Posh Lil Divas

  8. Wonderful list of ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thanks for featuring my tutorial, Maggy! Laura x

  10. Red Ted Art says:

    My pleasure Judy & Bugs & Fishes! And thanks for the link 😉

  11. Aly says:

    Fab stuff! Busy month and dodgy netbook so missed this months.Drafting ideas for next month though :)

  12. Rosi Jo' says:

    Dear, thank so much to have shared my craft.
    I have receved many visits from your site.
    I’ll made another wind with the same method, but a different model.
    I will say you when it will be finished.

    Lots of love, Rosi

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Oh thank you for your message Rosi! Lovely to “meet you” and did love your spinning wheel :-) look forward to the next one!

  13. Thank you for featuring my Teapot Wind Chime! And what a great collection of weather-related crafts! :)


  14. Red Ted Art says:

    My pleasure! They looked fab!

  15. jfb57 says:

    These are going to be so good in schools! Thank you for selecting them for the resource centre!

  16. Rachel says:

    What a fabulous collection!!! I have shared this post with my Facebook friends. :) LOVE it… as always, your blog is such a great resource!

  17. maria says:

    I’m your newest follower

  18. Debbie says:

    This is simply a BRILLIANT collection! Smashing good show!
    Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!!

  19. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Debbie – Love enthusiasm like yours!

  20. Rachel says:

    Love, love, love… and featuring in tonight’s For the Kids Link Party! Pop on over to Sun Scholars and grab your A++ button. Love having you share with us each week!

  21. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooh thank you Rachel! Will indeed come and grab a button!

  22. Wow, what an amazing collection of crafts. Just brilliant. The rain softie is fantastic. I am inspired! x

  23. Nelly says:

    Some fab ideas, lovely blog which I have only just found!
    Nelly xx

  24. Jenni says:

    The kids and I going to have some serious fun with all of these activities this summer! I am so excited!

  25. angie says:

    so many awesome craft ideas thanks for sharing we will have to try a few

  26. Sarah says:

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that we received your post card, all the way from London to Hobart. We were thrilled, and the kids especially loved the sweet printed picture. I was rather excited when i saw who it had come from as I’m a follower and a fan of your blog! x Sarah (oesch & doots)

    p.s. It’s almost too cold here to imagine anyone growing and eating strawberries right now… Enjoy that sunshine!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Ooooh how exciting and oooh I am SO pleased you and the children like them! And how lovely that you read the blog too! Hooray! xx

  27. Rashmie @MommyLabs says:

    What an inspiring list of ideas! Love these…

  28. Molly says:

    I’m wishing my 11 month old was a bit older so I could make some of these things with her. Page now bookmarked for ideas to keep busy on rainy days this winter. Feeling very inspired. x

  29. I LOVE these! Such a great theme! xx

  30. This is a fabulous list of ideas! Thank you for all your hard work in bringing these to us… :)

  31. Colleen says:

    OMG, I think I want to cry. Or kiss you. OR both!!
    Our Girl Scout group this year is focusing on the “Wonders of Water” and I have been so worried that I won’t be able to make things fun and exciting. I mean, what’s exciting about water?
    But THIS is great!!!! You don’t understand how much one little blog page has helped me.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    P.S. Still loving the egg carton fairy lights that we hung in my daughter’s bedroom. You are the best!

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