rain cloud craft
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On a rainy spring day what could be more fun than making your own raincloud inside! This cute cloud craft is a great preschool craft. The cloud is made with cotton balls and a construction paper smile. The raindrops are made from tissue paper and contact paper so the light from the window can shine through just like a real raindrop. Our two daughters loved working on this craft together and it is a great spring decoration for our windows too.
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What You'll Need

Cloud cut out of paper

STEP 1

Cut a big cloud shape out of thin cardboard.

3 hole punches on bottom of paper

STEP 2

Use a hole punch to punch three holes in the bottom of the cloud.

String tied to paper cloud

STEP 3

Cut three pieces of string and tie a piece of string to each hole. The raindrops will hang down from these strings and it's easier to do this step now then when it's covered with cotton balls.

Cotton balls glued onto paper cloud shape

STEP 4

Cover the cardboard with white glue and stick on the cotton balls until the whole surface is covered.

Cloud with googly eyes and smile

STEP 5

Cut a red smile out of construction paper and glue it and two large googly eyes to the cloud. Set it aside to dry.

Paper outline of a raindrop

STEP 6

Print our raindrop template and cut it out. Discard the center piece.

3 black paper outlines of a raindrop

STEP 7

Trace the template onto black construction paper. Make three raindrops.

Contact paper added to the paper raindrops

STEP 8

Cut a piece of contact paper that is bigger than the raindrop. Peel off the back and stick the template to it.

Cutting blue tissue paper into squares

STEP 9

Cut the tissue paper into small squares (approx. 1"x1").

Tissue paper attached to paper raindrop

STEP 10

Use the tissue paper to fill in the raindrop. It will stick right to the contact paper. Overlap the squares as you go and it's ok if the tissue paper goes outside of the construction paper template line.

Raindrop sandwiched in contact paper

STEP 11

Cut a second piece of contact paper, peel the back off and carefully stick it on top of the first, covering the tissue paper filled raindrop.

Cut out raindrops

STEP 12

Cut out the raindrop. Repeat for all raindrops

Finished rain drop cloud craft

STEP 13

Tape the raindrops to the strings hanging off the cloud.

Rain drop cloud craft in window

STEP 14

Hang your finished craft in the window.