3 Rainy Day Crafts for Kids

DIY Tutorial Video for Rainy Day Crafts for Kids

It’s been raining here in SoCal like crazy over the past several days. I actually love it! The one thing is that stinks about however is that my kids are stuck inside most of the day. The bright side is that there are lots of creative things for them to do inside. I decided to round up 3 of my past DIY tutorial videos and share some rainy-day crafts for kids.

In this video you will learn:

  1. How to Make Cookie Flower Pot Treats
  2. Turn Paper Cups into a Headband
  3. How to Make a Painted Mug Dishwasher Safe

Watch the Video

Make Cookie Flower Dessert Cups

This is a fun tasty treat that older kids can do themselves from start to finish. I mean, look at this face. It has happiness written all over it! P.S. Her tank top may be on backwards… hahaha!!!

You can do variations and use different flavored pudding and candies, chocolate chips, types of cookies. I think they also make colored ice cream cones which would be very cute. It is Girls Scout season after all! We stuck with Oreo Cookies because those are Mia’s favorite!

Full tutorial and details: Cookie Flower Pot Treats

Time: 30 Minutes


  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
  • Vanilla Cookie Sandwiches
  • Chocolate Candies
  • Vanilla Icing


  • Paper Towels
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Lollipop or Popsicle Sticks

These are also fun to make on play dates or even as a fun activity to do at a slumber party or spring time birthday party. This can also be used for Mother’s Day at school for a kid’s party activity with mom.

Make a Headband Out of a Paper Cup

Whether it’s your birthday, or rainy day, this is a fun craft for both boys and girls. Change up the colors to fit the desired look. Make a top hot for a Ring Leader in a circus or a party hat for an indoor tea party.

Full tutorial and details: Make a Top Hat Headband Out of a Cup

Time: 30 Minutes or less


  • Paper Cup
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Tulle or Ribbon
  • Felt Bow or Flowers
  • Headband
  • Circle template (cup or bowl)

You can also use this tutorial for Crazy Hair Day or Crazy Hat Day at school or for a Halloween costume. Can you say, “Mad Hatter”?

Paint a Coffee Mug

We baked the mug in this video years ago and it has lasted numerous dishwasher cycles. It is my favorite mug and one I will keep until I am old and gray (i’m almost there…hahaha!)!

Full tutorial and details: How to Bake a Painted Mug

Time: A few hours


  • Ceramic Mug
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush


  • Oven
  • Timer

As I mentioned, this is a great way to keep these mugs dishwasher safe. I recommend keeping it on the top rack. Acrylic craft paint, available at any craft store, is the best type of paint to use.

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