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Clouds and Rainbow Craft

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Today we are sharing a fun Clouds and Rainbow Craft for kids to make! This is the perfect craft to make while learning about weather, Saint Patrick’s Day, during the month of March, or Spring time! There are also many rainbow books and songs that this can go along with, so there are a lot of ways to incorporate this craft in learning!

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Educational Spring Activities for Kids

Clouds and Rainbow Craft

This easy spring craft for toddler, preschool and kindergarten age kids makes a beautiful decoration for March, St Patricks Day, a weather unit, or spring. All you need is a couple simple materials and you are ready to transform your home to a beautiful colorful world.


Here are the materials you will need to make this beautiful spring craft:

  • Scissors
  • White Paper
  • Glue
  • Cotton Balls
  • Ribbon in each rainbow color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)


Spring Craft Ideas

Before beginning this craft, it is best for an adult to cut out the cloud shape. This makes it easier for the kids to get going with the craft. To do this, cut a piece of white construction paper into 1/4th’s. From here you’ll have a rectangle. Next, cut rounded shapes around the edge to make it look like a cloud. You can use this as a template to make more clouds if doing this craft with multiple kids.


Now we’re ready for the kids to make their cloud and rainbow craft!

They will start by putting glue all over the front of the cloud. We used white school glue, but a glue stick may work too.

Pull the cotton balls apart slightly to spread them out, and then stick them to the front of the cloud. Continue until the front of the cloud is covered with cotton balls.


Next, flip over the paper and cotton ball cloud.

Cut pieces of ribbon in the desired lengths. We used about 8 inches for each color.

Put a band of glue along the bottom and add the ribbons in rainbow-color order. You’ll want to start from the right and move to the left. This way, when you flip the cloud back over, the rainbow colors will be in the correct order.


After this dries, your could and rainbow craft is complete! We have ours decorating our refrigerator, but this would be a great decoration for many different places around the home or classroom!

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Emily loves to get out exploring and learning alongside her children, and strives to make learning fun! She blogs at Creative Little Explorers, where she shares hands-on learning ideas, nature activities, crafts, and more.

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