Learn about the different types of clouds with this engaging hands-on craft that is perfect for your little ones! ☁️ When complete, you can hang it beside your window to use as reference when you are cloud-watching.
What you need
1. Coloured Paper (Preferably blue, but any colour will do)
3. Cotton Balls
4. Writing Materials
5. Pictures of Clouds (Attached in this blogpost)
Step by Step
Introduce the different types of clouds to your little ones and create them together using the cotton balls!
Cumulus clouds are puffy, and often stack up like mountains. They produce the most dramatic and artistic cloudscapes, especially when the sun is low in the sky. That makes these the best clouds for cloud-watching, as you can make out many different objects and living things in them! Simply let your imagination flow!
To create cumulus clouds, roll your cotton balls nice and round and paste them like a pyramid!
Cirrus clouds are high clouds and typically appear above 18,000 feet! They are the most common of the high clouds. It has a streaky and feather-like look. Cirrus clouds are made of ice crystals, and are blown into these long streamers by the high winds. They are the fastest moving of all clouds! They are white and can be used to predict fair to pleasant weather.
To create cirrus clouds, tear your cotton balls into long strips and paste them on your paper.
Stratus clouds are low clouds and typically appear just up to 6,500 feet. They are flat clouds that are formed near to the Earth's surface, which makes it near us! These clouds usually predict grey and drizzly days with not much sunshine. They can occur as white or grey clouds.
To create stratus clouds, press your cotton balls flat and paste them in an elongated oval shape!
When you have finished pasting your clouds on your coloured paper, label your clouds with your writing materials. For older children, you can add in one or two fun facts about each cloud on your paper. You can hang your cloud chart beside your window and refer to it when you are cloud-watching!
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