How to Make Paper Umbrellas

Spring brings rainy days so it’s a great time of year to learn how to make paper umbrellas.

This cute and quite simple paper craft can be used as a decoration – a mobile phone made from these will brighten up even the rainiest day

How to make a paper umbrella. Fun paper crafts for kids.

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If you’re looking for a fun spring craft for a rainy day, these umbrellas are a fun project for the whole family. You can make them one color or make them as colorful as a rainbow.

Younger kids can just make the umbrella while older kids can choose a more difficult version and add little raindrops. This version of the umbrella craft is also super kid-friendly because instead of just using wire, we chose a pipe cleaner.

Craft paper umbrellas for children

The little raindrops look so sweet, don’t they?

Make paper umbrellas for kids

Are you ready to craft now?

Craft paper umbrellas for children

How to make paper umbrellas (we also have templates)

What you need:

  • color paper
  • 1 light blue cardboard
  • drag
  • glue
  • wool
  • 1 pipe cleaning tool
  • 1 toothpick (to apply glue)

Let’s start!

Step by step guide

Print the circles from the template provided – you can get it at the end of this tutorial (use different colored papers, any color you like).

Cut out the circles. For one umbrella, you can cut 9 or 10 circles.

Make a roof

Start by folding the circle in half.

Step 1

Do the same for all your circles.

Step 1-2

Then fold that piece of paper in half.

Step 1-1

The final part will look like a slice of pizza.

Step 1-3

Repeat this step with the rest of the circles.

See also Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft

Step 1-4

Open the pizza slice and put a little glue in the middle of the corners. You can help yourself with a toothpick or something.

Step 2

Then fold the pieces over and press with your fingers until the glue dries or use clothespins to hold the pieces together while the glue dries.

Step 2-1

Repeat this step with the rest of the circles.

Step 2-2

Hit it nicely.

Step 2-3

Apply a little glue to the border of one end…

Step 3

…then stick a slice of pizza on it.

Step 3-1

Look at the picture carefully and remember to apply glue to the right side so we can open the umbrella later.

Step 3-2

Repeat this step with the remaining cake slices.

Then use your fingers to press until the glue hardens.

Step 3-3

Apply a little glue to the border of the last pizza slice,…

Step 4

… then open the umbrella…

Step 4-1

…and connect the ends. Leave it on until the glue dries.

Step 4-2

Use your fingers to spread the space between each slice of pizza.

Step 4-3

That way, we make all equal.

Step 5

Like this.

Step 5-1

Take the tube cleaning rod and carefully thread it through the hole.

Step 6


Then make a hook…Step 6-1

…and cut off the excess.

Step 6-2

Your umbrella will look like this.

Step 6-3


Print out the raindrop shapes from our template – we recommend using light blue cardstock for this.

Cut out the raindrop shapes.

Take 9 or 10 raindrops, depending on the number of circles you use, apply a little glue to the top of the beads and attach the thread (each piece of thread is about 5 cm long).

Step 7-1

Apply a little glue to each slice of pizza and glue each piece of fabric onto the umbrella.

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Step 7-2

Do this for all your raindrops.

Step 7-3

All has been done!

Make paper umbrellas for kids

Did you find this project interesting to do?

Make handmade paper umbrellas for children

Please send us pictures of your handmade product if you like, we would love to see how it turns out.

Paper umbrellas for kids to make

Make as many as you like.

Make handmade paper umbrellas for children

Stay tuned for more fun crafts.

Paper umbrella craft ideas

Get the sample here

Project contributed by Ema.

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