I find clouds so peaceful. The girls and I like to look for animals and shapes in the clouds. Their dad likes to talk to them about the different cloud formations. I think we strike a good balance between imagination and science!
One morning our cloud talk translated into some cloud craft – all very simple... but lovely and peaceful. I lay out a couple of glue sticks, some light blue paper and a big bowl of soft cotton wool balls. As a kid I always thought that clouds would feel just like cotton wool!
The girls created their cloudy sky pictures with the cotton balls while I cut up strips of paper that I had painted with a watercolour wash (in a previous painting session with the kids). These were in soft hues of blue, pink, orange and yellow – perfect to decorate sunrise/sunset skies.
Cakey added a drawing of a rainbow. She also opened up the hole puncher and used the 'holes' as 'sun sparkles'. Boo kept it simple. She happily glued on her cotton wool balls and added a few favourite feltie pieces to her cloud picture.
And if you like clouds, you may also like The Cloud Appreciation Society. Their facebook page is regularly updated with some spectacular cloud photos.
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