Val’s Crafty Corner: Rainy Day Stamping

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog AmbassadorThis creative activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Make fun of rainy days with this wacky weather artwork!

My daughter and I had a great time making these silly raindrop pictures, and you probably already have everything you need to make one too!

Rainy Day Stamping Arts & Crafts for Kids

This is a quick, low-mess craft to help brighten up an otherwise dreary afternoon. Yay for low-mess crafting!!!

Rainy Day Stamping Arts & Crafts for Kids

To make your own, cut a teardrop-shaped stamp from the bottom of a carrot, and invite your child to stamp all over a sheet of white paper to her heart’s content. We love our Melissa & Doug Jumbo Stamp Pads for this!

Rainy Day Stamping Arts & Crafts for Kids

Next, add some wiggle eyes to each drop. No wiggle eyes on-hand? Try drawing eyes with a marker or dipping a cotton swab in some black paint for the eyes.

Rainy Day Stamping Arts & Crafts for Kids

With a pen or marker, draw a large circle for a mouth. Your raindrops will look so silly!!

I couldn’t resist making a silly raindrop picture of my own!

Have fun!!

Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!


  1. Very cute! Great idea as always!