Download the Free Rain Cloud Craft Template and make this easy craft for preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Crafts for kids on CraftingJeannie.com!
Check out this easy rain craft for your little ones! It has so many options, you can make it plain, add cotton balls to the cloud or even add a lightning bolt! Let your children get creative with this fun Preschool Weather Craft!
Get the Free Cloud Craft Template below and enjoy this fun spring craft with your Kindergarteners, Preschoolers, and Toddlers.
Make it a Cotton Ball Cloud Craft OR a Thunderstorm Craft Too!!
Is it raining at your house? Are your kiddos bored? Make this fun cotton ball cloud or add some lightning fun on a rainy day. Make this simple craft to teach your children all about weather.
Enjoy this Rain Craft for Preschoolers while reading these Fun Books:
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your raindrop craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Rain Cloud Craft Template<— Get it Here!
- construction paper, colored copy paper, or colored cardstock
- glue sticks (click for our favorite kind of glue)
- white school glue (if adding cotton)
- cotton balls (optional)
Watch the Rain Cloud Craft Video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy craft for kids.
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Step 1: Download and Print the Free Rain Craft Template
Download the Free Rain Cloud Template. These pages include everything you need to make this fun craft. In the next step, you will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Kite Craft Shapes
Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.
Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!
Step 3: How to Assemble this Kite Craft for Toddlers
I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.
- First, glue the white cloud onto your blue construction paper.
- Next, glue on the blue raindrops under your cloud.
- Optional: Drizzle white school glue onto your cloud.
- Optional: Pull apart cotton balls and glue them onto your cloud to make it soft and fluffy.
- Optional: Glue on a lightning bolt.
- Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
Step 1: First, glue the white cloud onto your blue construction paper.
Step 2: Next, glue on the blue raindrops under your cloud.
Step 3: Optional: Drizzle white school glue onto your cloud.
Step 4: Optional: Pull apart cotton balls and glue them onto your cloud to make it soft and fluffy.
Step 5: Optional: Glue on a lightning bolt. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
And you’re finished with your Rain Craft for Toddlers!
This is a great Spring craft for preschoolers or a weather craft to make just for fun. And, it’s a great craft for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.
More Weather Crafts for Kids
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Weather Crafts for Kids.
- Easy Umbrella Craft
- Free Water Cycle Worksheets
- Printable Water Cycle Bingo
- Water Cycle Craft for Kindergarten
- Free Weather Coloring Pages
As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!