One of the reasons I love doing crafts with my kids is because it’s a great chance to learn new things!
This weather theme craft is perfect for teaching preschoolers about rain clouds and how they work. Plus these rain clouds are cute and fun to make!
Your kids will love these, and they get to create clouds with a little personality.
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Rain Cloud Weather Theme Craft Details:
Age Group: 2+ yrs
Difficulty: Super Easy
Time To Complete: 15 min
You’ll love this simple craft. It’s a favorite of our kids, and they have different clouds with all sorts of facial expressions hanging in their rooms.
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Supplies Needed For Weather Theme Rain Cloud Craft:
The supply list for this craft isn’t very long. You probably have some of these items lying around the house.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own rain clouds:
If you have beads, you could also add beads on the string. This is a great way to extend this project as kids love adding beads to any project.
How To Get Started With Your Rain Cloud
I loved using a paper plate for this project. We had quite a few in our cupboard from our last camping season that we decided to use up. However, feel free to use whatever you would like.
Kids enjoy working with new objects, and paper plates are always a hit at our house. They always turn into frisbees at some point.
Step 1: Trace And Cut Out Your Cloud
If you have great cutting skills, go ahead and cut out your cloud. Or grab a pencil and trace out the cloud and have your kid cut it out.
I traced out the cloud for my six-year-old and have her cut it out herself. With my three-year-old, I cut out the cloud for him and then give him all the pieces so he can assemble it himself.
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Step 2: Add A Smily Face
Once the cloud is cut out, add a face, some googly eyes, color in some hair, whatever you would like.
Let your kids get creative and personalize each of their clouds.
Step 3: Attach String- AKA The Rain
There are several ways to attach each piece of string to your cloud. We just flipped over your cloud and used Elmer’s glue to glue on each piece of string.
I’m sure fabric glue would have worked better. If you have a paper puncher, you could punch out some holes and tie on the string. Whatever you have at home, make it work for you.
Our Elmer’s glue held up pretty well. To this day, the string hasn’t fallen off.
There you have it. Your rain cloud is complete. You can see I added a little lighting bolt accessory. You could also attach a string to the top to hang.
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