This rain cloud craft is so super simple to put together. It goes together quickly but is a great way to work on fine motor skills with the lacing of beads and the tying of knots. You can also use it when teaching about weather. Instead of beads, lace on some snowflakes or add a rainbow to the top for a little more color. The craft here is just a starting place. Be sure to make it your own.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Elmer’s glue
- Stapler with staples
- White yarn
- Pony beads (shades of blue)
- Cotton balls
- Pipe cleaner
- Scotch tape
- Cloud craft template
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Cloud Craft Instructions
Step 1: Cut Out the Cloud Craft
- Use the printable cloud printable as a template for cutting a cloud out of a paper plate.
Step 2: Cut the Yarn
- Then cut 5 lengths of white yarn, about 12″ long each.
- Tie a knot in one of each of the pieces of yarn.
Step 3: Staple
- Staple each piece of yarn across the bottom of the cut out cloud.
- The knot in each will keep it from pull out of the staple and hold it in place.
Step 4: Lace on the Beads
- Lace pony beads onto each piece of string, staggering them. It may be easier to put a small piece of tape around the end of the yarn to make threading on the beads a little easier.
- Add a little knot or a dot of glue after each bead to keep it from sliding down.
Step 5: Add the Fluff
- Squeeze some Elmer’s glue all over the front of the cut out cloud.
- Pull cotton to make it fluffy.
- Then place the fluffy cotton onto the glue.
Step 6: Give It a Hanger
- Cut a pipe cleaner in half (whatever color you like)
- Bend the pipe cleaner piece in half to form a loop.
- Once the glue has dried, tape the loop onto the back of your cloud for a hanger.
Now that you know how to make a cloud craft, really make it your own by adding whatever details you want. Add whatever details you like. Maybe you want to use shaped beads instead of plain pony beads…wouldn’t that be fun? Or maybe you want to add more color to the cloud, use your markers or paint to create a colorful cloud caught in a sunset.