Cloud Crafts #AdventureAhead #BackToSchool

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There are so many everyday objects around the house that can be turned into arts and crafts projects – all it takes is some imagination. For this activi, y we’re turning common white stuff around the house – like cotton balls, Q-TIPS®, glue, and more – into art supplies for a sky-inspired project.

Our Cloud Craft project is perfect for young, budding artists who are learning to glue things to paper.

What You Will Need:

  • Cloud Materials (these are just examples, anything will do)
    • White String
    • Torn Paper
    • Uncooked White Rice
    • Cotton Rounds
    • Starch Peanuts
    • Glitter
    • Paint Brushes
    • White Non-toxic Paint
  •     Core Materials
    • Blue construction paper
    • Child-safe glue

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  • The first rule is that there are no rules! Encourage your child to recreate the sky on paper the way they see it.  Any way they do it is the right way—the sky’s the limit!
  • Have fun!

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Each masterpiece lives within a child

  • Kathie Boe, VP of Quality and Accreditation at Knowledge Universe

Make the search for white items in your home part of the sky collage fun.  Get creative and feel free to use anything from torn paper to white flour.  Bonus points for having a conversation with your child about clouds and what makes clouds in the sky?  You can even teach your kid some easy cloud vocabulary: Cirrus clouds look like feathers.  Cumlus clouds look like cotton balls.  Stratus clouds cover the sky like bed sheets.

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Background on KinderCare Learning Centers:

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  1. mary ortiz says:

    What a great idea for smaller children to do this project craft plus you could save it for when he gets older he could conserve it.

  2. What a unique craft idea! I would have loved this as a little kid 🙂

  3. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I love this craft! It’s so pretty. My grandchildren and I would love to try it. I’ve pinned it for reference. Thanks!

  4. lana simanovicki says:

    I love this stuff thank you for sharing

  5. What a fun craft, thank you for sharing with us.

  6. Nataile Brown says:

    This is the cutest craft! It’s perfect for my grandson’s age. Thanks for the fun idea. 🙂

  7. OOOH! I love the glitter you used. I like the mix of big and small glitter bits. This is a cute project I’ll have to do with my son. I’m sure he’d love it since he loves sparkly things.