Spring Writing: When it rains…

Happy Spring! Wow – It’s hard to believe that it’s April! I am currently on Spring break this week and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I definitely miss my students, but I’m loving the amount of time I have to create fun, engaging writing activities for my students for the month of April. 

Since it’s April and the forecast for this week has been rain, rain, and more rain, it got me thinking of the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Today I am excited to share with you this Spring writing and craft idea using Ellison dies. Let’s grab our supplies and get started.

– Sizzix Bigz Die – Umbrella #4 (Item #A11089)
Ellison Superstar Machine
Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor brush pens
– Watercolor paper, card stock, or construction paper
Spring Writing: When it rains… Printable

Use your Ellison Superstar machine to die cut this amazing umbrella die by Laura Kelly. Use your watercolor pencils to draw darker lines to give the umbrella dimension. Lightly color each section with the desired watercolor pencil. Tip: Color very lightly with watercolor pencils… a little goes a long way!

Use your watercolor brush to blend the watercolor pencil. I loved overlapping the colors too – this helps blend it together and make it look more unified. The reason I love these watercolor brush pens is because they already have a water reservoir that holds water. No more dipping your brush over and over again in a water cup!

After you have colored your umbrellas to a desired look, use a scissors to cut off the handle of the umbrella.

Have your students color the boots to their liking with water color pencils and blend the pencil with a watercolor brush pen.

Carefully have your students cut out each boot and glue them on the back of their umbrella.

Check out this free writing printable! Your students will love writing about their favorite things to do in the rain!

Get this free writing printable template and boot printable by clicking here or clicking the image above!

Happy April,

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Laura Kelly
    April 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm


  2. Reply
    My Corner Online
    May 5, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Love this! I'm feeling inspired. Shared it on my blog: http://blog.mycorneronline.com/2016/05/when-it-rains-it-pours-use-this-freebie.html

  3. Reply
    Maggie Adair
    May 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    It's so cute. Love it!

  4. Reply
    Terre Pohlar
    August 29, 2016 at 2:45 am

    This is adorable! Adding it to my spring files.

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