Rainy Day Craft : Catch and Bake Raindrops

This summer has been a bit rainy so far, and while I love rain most it can get a little bit boring sometimes being stuck inside.
Today we made the best of the big raindrops falling outside – we caught them and baked them to make rain crystals!
This is really easy to do, all you need is a baking tray and flour, and the best part is that it is not only fun, it’s educational and really quite magical,too!

rain crystals

Bake Raindrops

You will need:

Baking Tray

How to:

Fill your tray up with flour, about 3 cm deep,
then take it outside into the rain and wait until you have caught lots of raindrops!

catching drops

Carefully carry your tray inside and bake it for about ten minutes at 180C.
It should look something like this:

baked rain

Let your raindrops cool down and sift the flour.
You will be left with your raindrops!
Now you can draw them, compare their shapes, measure them and sort them!

measuring rain

You can even have a competition to see who catches the biggest raindrop!
Have a wonderful day!

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5 Responses to Rainy Day Craft : Catch and Bake Raindrops

  1. Alison says:

    Sounds fun. I will do this tomorrow, because I predict it will rain tomorrow!! Thanks for the great idea.

  2. belzi says:

    This looks like loads of fun. What a great way to make use of the rubbish weather we’ve been having :)

  3. Minty says:

    Oh this is AWESOME I love it. (So now I really want to try it we’ll probably have beautiful sunshine for weeks! )

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