*** In an effort to move my DIY projects and get rid of my old web site "Scrappin A Moment" I will be copying posts over to this blog and when that domain expires I will be done with it and focus just on Closet of Free Samples. So please ignore the Scrappin A Moment watermark as that`s what my old blog was called.
We decided to homeschool Sophia this year and she loves doing arts and crafts. I figured now would be a great time to make use of this blog and sharing crafts we do! So the first project we did was make a simple rain cloud.
What youâ€™ll need:
- Tissue paper (various shades of blue) â€“ Or I used valium paper I had from the scrapbooking section at my local craft store
- Contact paper
- Raindrop template
- Cotton balls or white feathers
- Construction paper
- Thin cardboard or cardstock paper (we used a grey colored cardstock)
- Googly eyes
- String or yarn
- Hole punch
How to make your Water Rainbow:
- Cut a big cloud shape out of thin cardboard.
- Use a hole punch to punch three holes in the bottom of the cloud.
- Cut three pieces of string and tie a piece of string to each hole. The raindrops will hang down from these strings and itâ€™s easier to do this step now then when itâ€™s covered with cotton balls.
- Cover the cardboard with white glue and stick on the cotton balls until the whole surface is covered.
- Cut a red smile out of construction paper and glue it and two large googly eyes to the cloud. Set it aside to dry.
- Print our raindrop template and cut it out. Discard the center piece.
- Trace the template onto black construction paper. Make three raindrops.
- Cut a piece of contact paper that is bigger than the raindrop. Peel off the back and stick the template to it.
- Cut the tissue paper into small squares (approx. 1â€³x1â€³).
- Use the tissue paper to fill in the raindrop. It will stick right to the contact paper. Overlap the squares as you go and itâ€™s ok if the tissue paper goes outside of the construction paper template line.
- Cut a second piece of contact paper, peel the back off and carefully stick it on top of the first, covering the tissue paper filled raindrop.
- Cut out the raindrop.
- Repeat for all the raindrops.
- Tape the raindrops to the strings hanging off the cloud.
- Hang your finished craft in the window.