Create Your Own Clouds with Preschoolers

Today the #PlayfulPreschool team is sharing activities and lessons for learning about weather. I’m excited to see all of the great ideas because although weather is one of the things that is easy to teach Shiloh, it is difficult to help her understand the effects or representations of weather. As she showed last week, she is very much into art projects right now, so I’m going to show you can create your own clouds with your preschoolers.

Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!

Materials needed to Create Your Own Clouds:

School glue

Shaving Cream

Paper

Foam Paint brushes

Blue food coloring

Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!

How to create the mixture for the clouds:

Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream. Today, I used 1/4cup each, but the quantity doesn’t matter as long as the proportions are the same.

This is a good time for the kids to work on their daily living skills by helping with the measuring and mixing.

Then, we separated part of the mixture and added a dollop of blue food coloring so that we could create rain in our picture.

Create Your Own Clouds:

We used the foam brushes with the white mixture to create clouds across the top of the paper. The puffier the better.

Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!

Then, we used the blue mixture to create raindrops falling from the clouds. It was very fitting that as we were doing this project, it was raining outside!

Then, we sprinkled the clouds with glitter just for fun.

(My older kids loved this project so much that they wanted to make their own pictures to go along with ours!)

Set aside the project and you can observe the changes that the mixture makes as it dries.

After the mixture dries the clouds will become mostly solid.

Then you can try out this idea that my kindergartener did last year!

Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!
weather theme craft create your own clouds glue and shaving cream

Be sure to check out all the other create ideas from the #PlayfulPreschool team!

Preschool Songs: I’m a Cloud by Growing Book By Book
 
Let’s Make Rain: A Pre-Writing Activity by The Educators’ Spin On It
 
 
Weather Sensory Bin by Fun-A-Day

 

 
Rain in a Jar by Tiny Tots Adventures
 
 
 
 

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10 Comments

  1. Ohhh a fun art experiment – I’ll be giving this a go. I have my fingers crossed that our PVA glue is the same as school glue.

  2. My kids adore playing with shaving cream. We do it in the bathtub for easy clean-up!

  3. I love how fluffy and glittery the clouds turned out! What a fun and messy rainy day activity! 🙂

  4. We love using shaving cream and glue paint. It has such a nice effect when it dries. I love your idea of using it to make clouds. We will have to try it out!