I’m super excited for spring and all the fun it brings: playing at the park, jumping in mud puddles (or in the case of my kids, riding their bikes through mud puddles and flinging mud on the back of their shirts), going on picnics, bike riding, planting flowers, and so much more.
When I think of spring, I often think of the favorite springtime proverb: April Showers Bring May Flowers. Since we will soon be approaching April, we decided to make this fun Rain Cloud Craft.
Rain Cloud Craft
This is a super inexpensive craft that uses items you likely have on hand. This makes it awesome for a classroom project or display!
- Paper plate
- Cotton balls
- Raindrops (free printable)
- White card stock
- Yarn or string (we used a light blue yarn)
Making the Rain Cloud Craft
1. Cut a paper plate in 1/2. This project uses just 1/2 of the paper plate per child.
2. Working in small sections, apply glue to the paper plate and add cotton balls, covering the plate.
3. Print the raindrops template onto white card stock.
4. Using watercolors, paint the raindrops and allow to dry.
5. Once dry, cut the raindrops out and hang from the cloud (plate). We used tape to attach one end of a piece of yarn to the back of each raindrop and the other end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate, so that the raindrops are hanging from the cloud. We used slightly different lengths of yarn for each raindrop.
Note on glue: I’m often quick to grab glue sticks for our projects, because they are easier to use and create less potential for a mess. However, I have been making an effort to use the liquid bottle of glue more often, because squeezing the glue bottle strengthens the muscles in little hands!
More fun for Spring
For even more spring themed fun, make your own spring flowers play dough kit, or download fun printables and games with our seasonal math and literacy bundle packs!