Twirling umbrellas add an interesting element to any theatre activity. These bright umbrellas are fun for kids to paint and add lots of eye appeal to a play or dance routine. This indoor activity is safe from the rain too!
What You'll Need:
- Old umbrellas
- Old shirt
- Poster paints
How to Make Twirling Umbrellas:
Step 1: Spread out lots of newspapers, and slip your kids into old shirts. Open up the umbrellas. You may give an umbrella a new base color if you wish, or use the original color if it's a bright one. Wait a few hours for the paint to dry.
Step 2: Have your kids paint a wild pattern in a contrasting color. Try spirals, dots, zigzags, and other shapes. If you want, you can also paint the inside of the umbrella a solid color.
Step 3: Use the umbrellas in a show. You can have people crouch behind the decorated umbrellas and spin them for interesting backgrounds. Or have dancers dance around them, twirl them, and use them as props.
Safety Tip: For eye safety, make sure each umbrella twirler is standing a good distance away from the next person!