Rain, rain go away, Jackson, Silas and Henry want to go outside and play! What to do on a rainy morning for the 2 hours before our weekly Friday music class? The kids were going a little stir crazy, asking me every 30 seconds if it had stopped raining yet, so I needed a little distraction (a parent’s greatest tool!). I saw these adorable clothespin airplanes and decided we would give them a go.
We didn’t have time to break out the paints, so we made our own versions, decorating the clothespins and popsicle sticks with markers, stickers, and washi tape. We then glued the popsicle sticks onto the clothespins for the wings, and foam stickers worked well for the tail. Our airplanes certainly don’t look as professional as the one on parents.com, but my kids are 1, 2, and 3 years old and lose interest in a project about two minutes after we start it, so… They are still pretty cute in my book! You could try making bugs or butterflies instead of airplanes, which would be just as cute.
Glue a magnet to the back and use it on the refrigerator or use them to hang your children’s artwork on a piece of string. These obviously aren’t toys though, so keep them up high away from little hands and mouths.
It doesn’t look like the rain is stopping anytime soon, but April showers bring May flowers, right? Have a happy weekend!