The weather may be warmer, but the spring season is sprinkled with rainy days. Gather the kids for a rainy day craft activity and hope that the old saying rings true…April showers bring May flowers! Enjoy your rain cloud mobile until the rain lightens up outside.

The weather may be warmer, but the spring season is sprinkled with rainy days. Gather the kids for a rainy day craft activity and hope that the old saying rings true…April showers bring May flowers! Enjoy your rain cloud mobile until the rain lightens up outside. WHAT YOU NEED *Thick white cardstock or posterboard *Multi-colored construction paper *Hole punch *White thread *Scissors *Invisible tape HOW YOU DO IT 1. Draw a large cloud on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. 2. Using that cut-out as a template, trace and cut out a second cloud on another piece of white cardstock. 3. Cut a straight line from the center top of one cloud to the middle of the cloud. 4. Cut a straight line from the center bottom of the second cloud to the middle of the cloud. 5. Fit the two clouds together so they form a 3D shape. Use the hole punch to make a small hole on the bottom of each of the four sides of the cloud. 6. Cut out 16 raindrops from various colors of construction paper. Let the kids get creative with these - they can be any size or color! Trace a template if you want them to all be the same size. 7. Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top and bottom of each raindrop. 8. Lay out 4 raindrops along a piece of string leaving about an inch of space between each one. Weave the string through the holes at the top and bottom of each raindrop and secure the raindrop to the string with a piece of invisible tape. Make sure to leave 6-8 inches of string at the top. 9. Repeat three more times. 10. Pull the top of the string through a hole on the bottom of the cloud and tie. Repeat with the three other strands of raindrops. Poke two holes at the top of the cloud and attach string to hang. WHO THOUGHT THIS UP OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they're closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.