Nothing beats a lazy day staring at the clouds. Make that activity even more fun by planning cloud crafts for your kids.
A simple combination of items you probably already have at home makes a very cool craft medium. Mix together shaving cream and white school glue. This makes a puffy paint type material that works perfectly for clouds. Grab a large sheet of blue paper. Let the kids paint the shaving cream and glue mixture onto the blue paper in cloud shapes.
If you don’t want the mess of the shaving cream and glue mixture, use sponge painting instead. Dip a sponge into white paint. Dab the sponge onto the blue paper to make the clouds.
Cotton Ball Clouds
The cotton balls you probably already have in the bathroom work for a different version of a fluffy cloud. Cut out a large cloud shape from white paper. Help your child spread a thin layer of glue over part of the cloud. Do only part of the cloud at a time so the glue doesn’t dry too fast. Gently pull the cotton balls so loosen the puff. Stick them to the glue. Fill in the entire area so none of the paper shows through.
To turn it into a rain cloud, cut out blue rain drop shapes from construction paper. Attach the rain drops to the bottom of the cloud using string or yarn.
While not technically a craft, your kids can get creative with a batch of cloud dough. You just need flour and baby oil to make the mixture. You can substitute other oils if you don’t have baby oil on hand. Mix about 2 cups of flour with 1/4 cup of oil. Stir the flour and oil well so the oil gets distributed evenly.
The result is a soft dough material. It looks powdery, but when you squeeze the dough, it sticks together. Your child can use molds or shape the cloud dough by hand.
Now matter how you turn clouds into creative activities, your kids will feel like they are floating on cloud 9.