Making Clouds

After reading (and reading and reading) Little Cloud by Eric Carle, we were inspired to make our own clouds in the style of the book’s illustrations.

This was such a simple craft project that my little ladies loved doing!

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Cotton balls
Saucer, plastic lid, or anything with a flat surface to spread out the paint
*Note: Since my girls are young, I drew the cloud shapes with a marker before beginning the craft. If you are doing this with older kids, you won’t need to do this.
The process is easy. Dump some paint on the saucer. Grab a cotton ball or two, dip in the paint and start painting your cloud.
After the initial set-up and a quick demonstration, I let the girls experiment with making their own clouds. We had some dabbing and some smearing and we also had a lot of fun.
Here are the finished products:
Hope you have fun making your own clouds!

More kid’s craft ideas:

Cardboard Roll Stamping

Mary Mary Quite Contrary Mural

Straw Printing and Paper Lanterns



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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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