Weather reports predict more rain this weekend in my neck of the woods. More rain = more indoor time. More indoor time = nonstop craft-fest (okay, maybe not nonstop, like, I'm sure I'll pause to feed my cats now and then. And should you concur with my transitive relation re: rain + craft time, you are welcome to take snack breaks, of course.). So, I browsed ye olde world wide web in search of fun, rain-related projects to share with you. Behold:
Bust out your scissors and electrical tape to create a mural with brightly colored construction paper, then admire your relaxing rainstorm like Color Me Katie. If the outdoors aren't currently cooperating, might I suggest this soothing sound accompaniment?
If you'd rather create more dainty wall art, try your hand at embroidery. Take inspiration from Katrien of pilli pilli. Aren't her cloudy creations delightful? I love the simplicity, and how they feel simultaneously modern and traditional. I know the third piece depicts snowflakes, not rain drops, but it's so pretty, I just had to show you. (One, two, three.)
Feel like channeling your inner Calder? There are some darn sweet tutorials for cloudy/rain-inspired mobiles online. Granted, the instructions for the one above (available here) are in French, but I'm sure someone with your smarts, and a little help from Google Translate, would make it work. Other options:
Happy Raincloud Mobile
Or, if you'd prefer to pretend you're a Project Runway hopeful, alter some t-shirts using homemade appliques or bleach. (I'm certain you could work wonders with a bleach pen if you'd rather "draw" than "paint".)
If you complete any of the above projects, you deserve to treat yourself. This charming crocheted brooch would be a perfect reminder of your rainy day crafting—like a grown up Girl Scouts merit badge. Be prepared (for people to compliment your uncommon ability to accessorize)!