rainbow rain

March 15th, 2010


Yesterday morning was rainy and crummy. My daughter wanted to do a project, “I’ll go in my room and when you think of a project for me say ding-a-ling-a-ling.” so I came up with this (rain on a rainy day: my creativity knows no bounds). I cut out a raindrop shape for her to trace and my son was in charge of the tape. She wanted to make a rainbow, because where there is rain there are rainbows, and my son made a sort of deconstructed rainbow (up there on the right). He also wanted to know where the umbrella was, so we made one of those too.  Now that it’s sunny, my daughter wants to know when we are going to make the sun.

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10 Responses to rainbow rain

  1. Jane says:

    What a lovely, clever mum you are

  2. Amy says:

    Isn’t it just totally *hilarious* how, with each project you cook up, you’ve created something to “top.” Never fails. Pretty soon they’ll be asking to make a low pressure system followed by a warm front (no, I don’t know what I’m talking about). But it IS super cute and very cheerful! The deconstructed rainbow is my favorite part…:o)

  3. kim says:

    So pretty! Well done all of you!

  4. kris says:

    This is just the sweetest thing, adorable rain! Ding a ling a ling! Love it.

  5. So that’s what I should have done with my kids when it was raining. All I did was repeatedly refuse to buy them wellie boots as “it does not rain often enough to need boots in California”. You make me want to be a better mum…

  6. Antoinette says:

    Beautiful! Very cheery. And it’s raining where I am today so we may be copying this idea promptly.

  7. dorie says:

    Good thing you have sky-colored walls!
    What sweetness.

  8. futuregirl says:

    Did you actually go to her and say “Ding-a-ling-a-ling” once you though of the project? I really really … *really* hope you did. :) In fact, I love that so much that I think I’m going to start all my sentences with “ding-a-ling-a-ling.” Right now I start most of my sentences with “So …” (about which I have been teased by co-workers) but “Ding-a-ling-a-ling” seems much more appropriate (in so many ways). On another topic: do you find it challenging to be the mother of a French Intellectual? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deconstruction ;)

  9. This is so lovely! Also love your hexagon bathmat! See you in Craft Blog Tune-Up!

  10. Erika says:

    The ding-a-ling-a-ling part kills me! What a great rainy day project.