What you need:
- Solid-colored umbrella
- Fabric pens
What to do:
- Spread out newspapers on the floor and open up the umbrella. (It's not bad luck in this case!)
- Before starting, discuss the person who will be using the umbrella — what kinds of things might cheer her up on a rainy day? Your child may want to sketch out her ideas on paper before beginning.
- Use the fabric pens to decorate the outside — and even the inside — of the umbrella.
- Let the umbrella dry for a day or two before closing or using in the rain.