Rainy days, or any day with unfavorable weather for that matter, can be a great opportunity to get creative with arts and crafts.

After all, what better way is there to pass the time when you're stuck indoors?

Whether you're an experienced creator or just getting into crafting as a hobby, here are some fun crafts and art activities that are perfect for rainy days.

Abstract Pour Paintings

Painting is one of the easiest ways to express yourself creatively.

All you need to get started is some paint and a canvas.

Abstract paint pours are a great way to create unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

To make a pour painting, you add different colors of paint together in a cup, then pour the mixture over the canvas; you can even create a colorful rainbow color scheme!

Let gravity do its work and you will be amazed at the unique designs that are created!

Not sure where to start?

Look online for tutorials or tips on how to get started painting.

You'll be surprised at how much fun this activity can be!


Scrapbooking is a great way to document memories in a creative way.

Gather up any old photos or mementos that you may have lying around, and use them to create a scrapbook full of memories!

You can also use scrapbooking paper (which comes in various colors and patterns) if you don't have enough pictures or memorabilia.

Get creative with it—you can even add in quotes, song lyrics, or other items that remind you of special moments from your past and make it a treasure hunt for memory lane.


Origami is an art form that has been around for centuries—and it's easier than ever before thanks to the internet!

With just a few pieces of paper and patience, anyone can learn how to make origami creations like animals, flowers, airplanes and more.

Start simple with something like an origami crane or box; once you've mastered those basic techniques, move onto more complex projects like boats or cats.

Not only will origami help pass the time during a rainy day indoors; it's also incredibly therapeutic!

Art Journaling

Art journaling is a great way to express yourself if you're feeling stuck or uninspired.

All you need for this activity is a sketchbook, some drawing or painting supplies and your imagination.

Take the time to journal about how you're feeling, or use imagery to convey your thoughts and emotions.

It's a great way to express yourself without having to worry about whether or not it looks “good” because sketching, doodling, and journaling can help build your creative confidence.

Plus, you don't have to be an experienced artist to give it a try—art journaling is all about being free and creative with your ideas!

You can even use it to brainstorm additional easy crafts for you, your little ones, and older kids!


Beading is a great craft to work on when you're stuck indoors; adults and kids create all sorts of fun bead projects with this simple craft!

You can use beads of all sizes and colors to make jewelry or other decorative items.

You can purchase beads from craft stores, but you can also get creative and use buttons, ribbons, or even pasta to make your creations.

Beading is a great way to relax and express yourself, and the possibilities are endless!


Embroidery is an age-old art form that has been enjoyed by many.

It's a great way to pass the time on a rainy day, and it's surprisingly easy to get started.

You'll need some fabric, an embroidery hoop, thread, and a needle.

You can find embroidery patterns online or make up your own design—the choice is yours!

Don't worry about making mistakes—embroidery is all about having fun and creating something unique.

Cardboard Art

Cardboard is one of the most versatile materials around, and there are so many fun ways to use it.

Try making 3D sculptures, jewelry boxes, or other decorations out of cardboard.

Cardboard projects are great crafts for kids and adults alike—it's simple enough to do indoors but still creative and fun.

Once you've finished your masterpiece, you can use paint. markers, masking tape, glitter, and any other supplies you want to dress it up even more.

Cardboard art is a great way to get creative and add some unique flair to your home and beat the rainy day blues.


Collage making is an easy and fun activity for anyone looking to express their creativity.

All you need are some scissors, glue, magazines, paper, art, and any other items you wish to work with.

Cut out pictures and words from magazines, newspapers, or other sources to create a unique piece of artwork.

You can use your collage to express yourself, or just to make a fun piece of art that you can hang up.

Coloring Books

Coloring isn't just for kids—it's a great way to relax and de-stress for adults too!

Grab some colored pencils or markers and start filling in the pages of a coloring book.

You can find books with intricate designs, mandalas, animals and more.

Coloring books are a great way to get creative and take your mind off of the things that are stressing you out.

Cosplay and Dress-up

If you're looking for a fun and creative rainy day activity, why not try cosplay or dress-up?

You can use clothing, makeup, and accessories to transform yourself into a character from your favorite movie or book.

You can even make your own costume pieces from items you have around the house or from thrift store finds.

Cosplay and dress-up are a great way to get creative and have some fun.

Holiday Crafts

Another great way to use your creativity is to make holiday crafts.

No matter what the season, you can find fun craft projects that are perfect for the holidays.

From wreaths and decorations to gifts and cards, there are plenty of ways to get creative with holiday crafts.

You'll have fun making something special for your friends and family, and it's a great way to show off your creativity.

Paper Chains

Paper chains are a classic craft that anyone can make.

All you need is some colored paper, scissors, and glue or tape.

You can make paper chains of all sizes, shapes, and colors—the possibilities are endless!

Paper chains are a great way to dress up your home for the holidays or any day of the year.

Plus, they make great decorations for parties and other events.


Sewing can be a great way to express your creativity on dreary days.

You can use fabric, yarn, and other materials to create clothing, accessories, and decorations for your home.

You'll need some fabric, thread, needles, and a sewing machine.

Plus, sewing is a great way to help the environment by reducing waste from buying new items.

You can make your own clothes, accessories, bags, and more with just a few simple supplies.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, sewing is a great way to make something unique.

Sewing is a great way to get creative and make something that you can be proud of.


Upcycling is a great way to get creative while helping the environment.

Take items that you have around the house, such as old clothing, furniture, and toys, and repurpose them into something new.

You can turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag or an old dresser into a bookshelf.

This is a great way to save money and create something unique that you can be proud of.

Spin Art

Spin art is a fun and creative activity that anyone can do.

All you need is some paint, paper or canvas, and something to spin the art around, like a drill, a record player, or salad spinner.

Simply pour some paint onto the paper or canvas, and take it for a spin!

Crayon Art

Crayons are great for so much more than just coloring or drawing!

You can melt crayons onto paper or canvas to create a vibrant, abstract piece of art.

Additionally, you can create new crayons, crayon sculptures, and even crayon candles.

This is a great way to get creative with something you already have around the house.

Dot Art

Dot art is another fun and creative activity that anyone can do with items you have around the house.

Simply grab some markers, crayons, paint, or special dot markers and start dotting away.

You can create beautiful designs and patterns with just a few simple supplies.

Dot art is a great way to embrace your creativity with an activity that's easy and fun to make.

Perler Beads

Perler beads are great for crafting and making fun designs.

All you need to do is take the beads and arrange them in a pattern on a pegboard.

Then, you can iron them onto a piece of cloth or paper and create something unique.

Perler bead crafts are a great way to get creative and make something that's truly one of a kind.


Lego art is a great way to make something special and unique.

You can create all sorts of artwork with Lego blocks—from sculptures to wall hangings.

Plus, Lego art is a great way to get creative and have some fun while you're at it.

Creating something with Legos is sure to bring out your inner artist.

So, grab some blocks and get building!

Iridescent Art

Creating your own iridescent art using clear nail polish, water, and black paper is lots of fun!

Simply submerge your paper in a container of water, add a few drops of clear nail polish to the surface, and pull your paper up to reveal the design.

You can use this technique to create beautiful works of art that shimmer and shine.

Paper Beads

Paper beads are a fun way to use common materials to create unique jewelry.

All you need is some paper, scissors, glue, and a toothpick or other rolling material.

Simply cut the paper into thin strips, roll them around the toothpick and glue them together to make colorful beads!

Recycled Art

Recycled art is a great way to stay creative while helping the environment.

Take items from around your home, such as paper, cardboard, cans, toilet paper rolls, coffee filters, and bottles, and use them to create something unique.

You can make decorations for parties and other events with just a few simple materials.

Plus, you're helping the environment by reusing items that would otherwise end up in a landfill.


Photography is a great way to creatively express yourself while capturing moments in time.

You don't need an expensive camera or studio setup—all you need is a smartphone and some creativity.

Take photos of things that you find interesting or inspiring, and share them with others.

This is a great way to capture memories and show off your creative side.

Rock Painting

Rock painting is a fun and simple activity that anyone can enjoy.

Grab some rocks from your backyard, garden or beach, and start painting!

You can paint anything from animals and landscapes to abstract designs.

Plus, you can use your rock paintings as decorations for your home or garden.

No matter what you create, rock painting is sure to be a fun and creative activity.


Printmaking is a great way to make art with items you can find around the house.

You can make images and designs on almost anything—from potatoes to leaves and more.

Plus, you can use items such as bubble wrap, string, cardboard and other materials to create unique works of art.

Printmaking is a great way to express your creativity while making something special at the same time.

Resin Art

Resin art is a great way to express your creativity in a unique and eye-catching way.

All you need is some resin, a mold, and your choice of colorants, jewelry pieces or dried flowers.

Simply pour the resin into the mold to create beautiful designs that look almost like glass.

Art made from resin is an excellent way to be creative while still making something original and stunning.

Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes are an awesome way to be creative and make something special for the winter season!

All you need is some paper, scissors, and optional glue and glitter.

Simply fold, cut and decorate your paper to create beautiful snowflakes that you can hang around the house or give away as gifts.

Paper snowflakes are a great way to add a little sparkle and beauty to your home during the winter season.

Splatter Art

Creating a splatter painting can be a fun and creative form of self-expression.

All you need is some paint (or even food coloring), paper, and something like a toothbrush, straw, or paint brush to create the splatter effect.

Simply put some drops of paint onto your paper and use the toothbrush or straw to flick the paint around for an abstract and unique painting.

Splatter art is an easy way to create something beautiful while having a great time.

Candle Making

Candle making is a great way to make something special for your home or a loved one.

All you need is some wax, wicks, and a few other materials to get started.

You can create candles of all shapes and sizes, with a variety of scents and decorations.

Candle making is a great way to make something special and unique for a homemade gift, and it's also lots of fun!

Paper Sculptures

Paper sculptures are a great rainy day activity to tap into your creativity.

You can use paper of all colors, textures, and sizes to create beautiful and intricate sculptures.

From animals to abstract shapes, paper sculptures are a great way to make something special with materials you probably have around your home.

Soap Making

Making your own soap is a fun activity that allows you to be creative while making homemade gifts.

You can use a variety of ingredients such as oils, fragrances, and colorants to make a unique soap for yourself or as gifts.

Plus, there are many tutorials online that can show you how to make your own soap.

Paper Airplanes

Making paper airplanes is a great way to be creative and have fun with your family.

All you need is some paper, scissors and an imagination to create an entire fleet of paper airplanes.

You can also experiment with different designs and see which ones fly the farthest!

Finger Painting

Finger painting is a wonderful way to free yourself with creative expression, allowing you to literally get a feel for the painting process.

All you need is some paint, paper, and of course your hands!

Finger painting is a great way to let your imagination run wild and create something beautiful with the simplest of materials.


Doodling is an easy way to tap into your creativity and start letting your ideas flow.

All you need is a pen and paper, so you can do it anywhere and anytime!

Doodling can help you to break through creative blocks, while also producing something beautiful.

Staying Creative No Matter Rain or Shine

Rainy days don't have to be boring — they can actually be quite productive!

Take advantage of those days spent indoors by getting creative with rainy day crafts.

The next time you need rainy day crafts for kids or when life gets dull for you, come back to this list to get inspired!

These are just a few of the many arts and crafts activities that you can do; experiment with different activities, find what you like and let your creativity flow!

No matter what activity you choose, make sure to take the time to relax and express yourself in a creative way.

With a little determination and creativity, anyone can make their own beautiful work of art — no matter what their skill level might be!

So, grab some supplies and turn those rainy days into something special. Who knows, maybe your next fun project is a masterpiece in the making!

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