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Clouds & Rainy Day Crafts & Activities

Autumn weather is upon us in all it’s glory!! it’s ‘rather’ wet and windy here in Ireland for the past week so to inject a little colour and fun into our lives I’ve compiled the best Cloud and Rainy Day Crafts, Activities and Picture Books about, in just one post – for kids, for mums with some really neat decor ideas too. Enjoy

And in the event that it’s raining in your part of the woods too…
just remember to at least let the sun shine in your heart xx

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Crafts and Activities For Kids

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Coffee Filter Umbrella Suncatchers by sunnywithachanceofsprinkles
A gorgeous burst of colour and light to catch the sun’s rays through the window, and bring some Mr Sun vibes into the kitchen, playroom or classroom.

Make your own Pet Cloud via Little Gatherer (new blog find)
How stinking cute eh!! a sweet and fluffy pocket companion to carry around on your many adventures. All you need are big fluffy white cotton balls and some googly eyes.

Rain Sticks via Happy Houligans
Create the sound of falling rain with these simple foil covered, cardboard rain sticks. Whilst these simplified sticks may not invoke the rain spirits, like in some cultures, they will be fun to make, and they sound lovely when you up-end them.

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Puffy Cloud Paint via itsourlongstory
Made with craft glue and shaving foam – wonderful engaging fun for the littles. Draw on some planes and birdies, and make up a story as you do :)

Framed Rainbow Weaving by TheCraftyKitty
Detailed photo tutorial on how to take recycled textile yarn and create a gorgeous framed rainbow weave.

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Rainy Day Splatter Painting via mama.papa.bubba
Instead of letting the rain keep us indoors, why not venture out and enjoy it with a baking sheet, some liquid food colouring (the neon kind), and some white construction paper. Let the rain do it’s job and watch the colours pop up off the page and land back down on the page in little dots. Love it.

Umbrella and Rain Drop Craft via mamajenn
Very attractive paper construction craft – dripping craft glue creates the falling rain drops.

DIY Weather Board Free Printable from Mr Printables
This weather activity is a fun way to encourage kids to observe the weather everyday and learn how to describe it in words. Plenty of fun dials and sliders to use. The site has complete instructions on how to assemble.

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Simple cloud paper craft mobile, – paper cut cloud, cotton wool or cushon stuffing glued on, with some pre-cut paper eyes and mouth to add some character (source unknown for the moment)

Paper Rain Clouds via ShinningStars Such a pretty and simple art activity for younger children, stuffed paper clouds, stapled together, with crepe paper downpours :)

Bringing Rain Mobile via Crayola
Create a mobile demonstrating the stages of the water cycle and maybe sing some rainy songs while you’re making it.

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Crafts For Moms

cloud craftsPilli Pilli‘s tiny weather hoops make me squeal with delight, so preciously simple.

Sunny Felt Mobile by ThingsForBoys
“oh Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun, please shine down on me…”

free pinafore pattern

Roly-Poly Pinafore Pattern with gorgeous felt cloud pockets by TheCraftyKitty

 

Decor Inspiration

cloud themed crafts and decor inspirationCloud and rain cuddly weather decor and blackboard wall via decopeques

round up of cloud themed crafts and decor inspiration on mollymoo, Michelle McInerneyGorgeous fabric cloud mobile by buzzmills
Give your baby’s nursery the perfect fluttering mobile to distract and enthrall those bright and eager eyes :-)

Sublime children’s bedroom with framed cuddly cloud

How to make whimsical puffy white clouds for birthday parties or add a peaceful imaginary landscape to a child’s bedroom ceiling via curlybirds

 

cloud crafting supplies:

for your convenience, I have added affiliate links to this post

Large coffee filters
Foam Flower Stickers
Googly Eyes
Craft Glue
Wood Embroidery Hoops
White wool felt

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Cloud & Rain Themed Picture Books

children's book recommendations Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld
Such an adorably cute book about a little cloud who wants to be useful – Cloudette will steal your heart xx

Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems
We are HUGE fans of all things Elephant and Piggie in my house – in this one poor Piggie is frustrated about not being able to enjoy playing outside on a rainy day so Gerald extends an ear to shelter her and soon two ecstatic worms cavorting in the rain inspire them to find happiness in wet-weather play. I LOVE the quickly shifting moods – get ready for the giggles!!

The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool
about a small little boy who has a special gift – he can weave cloth from the clouds: gold in the early morning with the rising sun, white in the afternoon, and crimson in the evening.

 

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