Fan Folded Paper Umbrella Craft

What better craft to make on a rainy day than this fan folded paper umbrella craft?

It’s an easy craft, perfect for spring and April showers, that can be made both at home or as a classroom craft with larger groups.

Easy Fan Folded Paper Umbrella Craft for Kids

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Springtime is time is arguably the best time of the year, the temperatures are just right, and the sunny days are well welcomed after long winter nights… But… It does usually come with a fair share of rainy days. It’s no wonder many spring craft ideas for kids are umbrella and rain-inspired, just like this easy to make craft.

Also, if you’re experiencing many, many rainy days do grab our set of spring coloring pages for kids to keep the boredom away.

How to Make the Fan Folded Paper Umbrella Craft

What you need:

  • paper in different colors
  • glue
  • scissors
  • markers

Step by Step Tutorial

Let’s start by making an umbrella. Regular print paper is best, as heavier papers will be harder to fold. Make a longer rectangle, in any color, and fold it all away across (accordion fold) along the longer side.

Gently unfold it, and if you wish, decorate your soon to be umbrella.

Fold it together again, and fold in half.

Glue or staple the ends together.

Take a sheet of light blue (or dark blue or white) paper. Construction paper is best, as this will serve as the background for your display craft.

Cut an umbrella handle shape (younger kids can just cut a straight paper strip) and glue it on your background. Alternatively you can also have the kids draw it.

Apply glue on the back of your fan folded umbrella and stick it on the paper, aligning it with the umbrella handle.

Hold in place for a little bit for the glue to set.

Cut cloud shapes out of white paper and stick them on the background. You can also have the kids paint the clouds or use cotton balls to make the clouds pop.

Lastly, draw the raindrops with a marker.

All done! Your fan folded paper umbrella craft is complete.

Easy Folded Paper Umbrella Craft

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