Rainy Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Bulletin Board Display

Kids can make their very own bulletin board display -- a great way to display important notes, party invitations and special photographs. This rainy day craft for kids lets kids design their very own display board.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Cork board or bulletin board with a flat wood frame
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towels
  • Blunt scissors
  • Pencil or pen
  • Plastic coffee can lid
  • Sponge

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: Place masking tape around the edges of the cork, inside the frame.

Step 3: Paint the frame in a color to match your room. If any paint gets on the cork, wipe it off with a damp paper towel. Let the paint dry.Step 4: Cut a small circle from the plastic coffee can lid.

Step 5: To make your stencil, sketch a shape on the plastic circle; make sure it is not wider than the cork board frame. Cut the shape out.

Step 6: Dip a damp sponge in paint and dab off the excess.

Step 7: Place your stencil on the frame and fill the stencil in by dabbing the sponge straight up and down. Repeat your pattern all around the frame.

Let the paint dry.

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