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April Showers Bring May Flowers DIY

Posted by Kenzi Didericksen on

If lettering isn’t your thing, but you still want to display your most prized possession (the Rettel Roller, of course), this is the craft you’ve been missing. The April Showers Bring May Flowers DIY is the perfect activity to do with your kids or on your own because, let’s be real, we know you’re still a child at heart. Display your little ones’ artwork, channel your youth, and get your roller ready for Springtime, all in 5 easy steps!
 April Showers Bring May Flowers DIY

 

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Supplies

  • Rettel Roller craft paper; we used the 18” 

  • Popsicle Sticks

  • Cardstock Paper; we used white

  • Scissors

  • Pencil (optional); we used it to draw out the cloud shapes

  • Paint; we used watercolors

  • Paintbrush; or just fingerpaint if you’re feeling it 

  • Glue; we used hot glue 

 

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Step 1: Paint Popsicle Sticks

This step can be as fun and messy as you want it to be! Spread out some newspapers or paper towels, mix some paints, and go crazy. If you’re crafting with kids, it could be a creative and practical idea to get outside and throw on some oversized white t-shirts. This way, when paint gets all over, you’ll have some painted popsicle sticks and new one-of-a-kind t-shirts.

Paint the popsicle sticks

 

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Step 2: Cut Out Cloud Shapes

Draw out cloud shapes on white cardstock paper before you cut them out. The clouds don’t have to be perfect, but this will ensure that they are at least similarly shaped. We sized our clouds to fit seven or eight popsicle sticks per cloud. In total, we used 14 clouds.

Cut Out Cloud Shapes 

 

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Step 3: Arrange Clouds with Popsicle Sticks

Now that you have your popsicle sticks and your clouds, pair them in ways that you find appealing. Mix up the different popsicle stick colors and get them ready to be glued!

Raincloud Craft Step 4

 

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Step 4: Hot Glue Popsicle Sticks onto Paper Clouds

This step should be easy, thanks to step three. We used hot glue to avoid any falling clouds!

Hot Glue Popsicle Sticks Onto Clouds

 

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Step 5: Glue Finished Clouds onto Rettel Roller

We suggest that you lay the paper flat before you glue on the clouds so you can try different color arrangements and spacings. Once you’ve got the clouds positioned how you like, glue them on. Finally, hang your masterpiece on the wall for all to see! 

And that’s it! Rain clouds have no business being this cute. 

Raincloud DIY Craft Step 5

 

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If you try this out, be sure to tag @rettelco on Instagram with a picture of your roller! 


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