Are you ready for a fun rainbow craft? This Rainbow Cloud Craft uses cardboard, cotton balls and colored popsicle sticks to make this rainbow come alive!
This craft is perfectly simple for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners! Kids will love using the cotton balls to make their clouds fluffy and the colorful pops of the popsicle sticks are super cool! These Rainbow Clouds are a great craft idea for classrooms or just to keep the kids busy for a bit!
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Optional for younger kids:
- Paper plate
- Begin by cutting out a cloud out of the cardboard. You can use a pencil to sketch out a cloud first and then cut out, if that’s easier. THIS STEP IS FOR ADULTS.
- Now, prep the glue. Place a little bit of liquid school glue onto a paper plate and place a q-tip onto the plate. This steps helps little ones by not dealing with the difficult-to-squeeze glue bottles! You can certainly skip this step with older kids.
- Glue the cotton balls all over the cloud so you can’t see the cardboard in between. Let dry a bit.
- Using the hot glue gun, hot glue the colored popsicle sticks to the back side of the cloud. You can space them out, like pictured or you can hot glue them right next to each other. THIS STEP IS FOR ADULTS.
TIP- Use red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple popsicle sticks, in that order, for a beautiful rainbow!
more cardboard crafts for kids:
- Button Turtle Craft– perfect for fine motor skills and creativity plus quick tutorial available!
- Cardboard Sheep Craft– simple and oh so sweet idea
- Recycled Bee Craft– you’ll love this easy and adorable bee craft!
- Cardboard Camera Craft– these cardboard camera’s are customizable!
what is my child learning and improving?
- Fine motor skills (picking up the cotton balls, using the q-tip to apply glue)
- Hand-eye coordination