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What are some good craft ideas for children during a rainy day?

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Fun rainy day activities for children include molding figures from clay, making a diorama with cardboard boxes and playing dress-up. Indoor games include making a hopscotch mat with tape on the floor and bowling with boxes or cardboard tubes from toilet rolls.

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Making a costume box is one of Martha Stewart's many ideas for entertaining children on a rainy day. Cast-off adult clothes or thrift-store finds become children's costumes. Have them choose an outfit and put on a play.

Molding clay is another idea. Making clay is easy to do with children, and they can use it to make figures for stories they invent. Clay figures can be baked or hardened, then incorporated into a homemade diorama made from an old box. The open box becomes a little world of the child's invention. Use paint to color the interior, have the child decide the theme and decorate appropriately.

Another idea is to mark out a hopscotch mat with masking tape on the floor; kids can use a bean bag to play.

Another easy, low-cost idea is to gather used paper rolls or plastic bottles and play bowling in a hallway or living room. A foam ball or a tennis ball makes a great substitute for bowling balls.

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