I have been wanting to do a puffy cloud project forever. It wasn’t until recently that it all came together in my mind, after weeks of pouring rain in Los Angeles and lots of amazing rainbows. It was all about the ribbons! We needed something to represent the rain and the ribbons worked out perfectly.
some kind of pillow stuffing
1. Cut a piece of drop cloth to about 8×10. Encourage your child to draw a big puffy cloud on the shiny, plastic side of the drop cloth.
2. Flip your drop cloth over. Use oil pastels or chalk pastels or both to add rainbow details to the opposite side of the drop cloth. Then add lots of beautiful tempera paint. To see how we mix paints from the primary colors, check out this post how to mix paints with kids.
This part was really fun! 5. Once the paint is dry on your rainbow cloud, line it up with another plain piece of drop cloth and cut both pieces out to the size of the cloud. This part may be best suited for an adult.
6. The adults over here also did this next part. We placed a piece of tape over the sticky side of the ribbons and then glue gunned the whole strip of ribbons onto the inside of the cloud (above) and then stapled both pieces together, leaving a whole about 4 or 5 inches.
You might have seen this pic I posted on instagram of my daughter’s hanging up on her wall. It looks so happy and bright. Or you can hang it from the ceiling so it can float around.
I tried to get the girls from art class to take a smiling pic with their puffy rainbow clouds but they just weren’t really having it. Oh well. They’re still super sweet. Thanks for reading along and happy making. xo, Meri