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Rain Sticks
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Tape that you can paint on
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Toothpicks
What You Do:
  • Pre-poke holes into the side of the paper towel rolls. Then have your children poke toothpicks through the holes (glue both ends). Next tape one end of the roll closed. Add rice and tape the other end. Next let your children paint their sticks any way that they want. Finally, cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out. Now your children have a great rain stick made out of recycled paper towel rolls
Idea:
for weather paintings use glue and shaving crème mixed to make puffy clouds.
Submitted by Pam
Wind Art
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw a picture of an outside scene (their house, playing on the playground, etc) then have them put a few drops of light blue (almost clear) paint on the edge of a piece of paper. Using a straw have them blow the paint across the paper. This looks really neat and is a great way to symbolize wind in art.
Idea:
Color bottles of glue with the colors of a rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Violet, Indigo, Blue) using food coloring and let your children use it in art.
Submitted by Danielle
Rainbow From the Sky
Submitted by Irene
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Crepe Paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut a cloud from white paper. Next have them cut raindrops out of different shades of blue paper and lighting out of yellow paper. Have your children glue these on a piece of paper. Finally, have them glue trips of multi-colored crepe paper on the cloud to symbolize a rainbow coming from the cloud. These turned out so cute!
Idea:
Let your children paint with mud (dirt mixed with water and glue)
Wind Stick
Submitted by Wendy
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children paint a paper towel roll and then attach (staple) multi-colored tissue paper strips to the end of the roll. On a particularly windy day let your children take these outside and watch the strips blow in the wind
Idea:
You can make clouds with cotton, white pom-poms, puffy paint, torn scraps of paper, and more!
Submitted by Irene
Rainy Day Picture
Submitted by Hollie
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Aluminum Foil
What You Do:
  • Have your children make a rainy day picture by using cotton balls for clouds, small paper cut out rain drops, and aluminum foil lightning and puddles. These are really cute.
Idea:
Play weather CDs while your children are doing weather art.
Umbrella with rain
Submitted by Nina
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Rice
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out umbrellas from different colored construction paper. Then have them draw someone holding the umbrella and put colored rice (color with alcohol and paint) as rain coming down on the person.
Blow Drier Art
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Thin Paint
  • Paper
  • Blow Drier
What You Do:
  • Cover the floor and the wall with paper. Have your children drip thin paint in front of a blow drier or fan. They will enjoy watching the way the wind spreads the paint.
Windsock
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper Bags
  • Streamers
  • Paint
  • Various Other Art Supplies
What You Do:
  • Cut the end out of a paper bag. Next have your children paint the bag and decorate it any way that they want. Have them attach streamers to the end of the bag. On the other end of the bag punch two holes (reinforce with tape and then punch) and put yarn through it. Your children can now hang up their windsock and watch the wind blow through it.
Idea:
Put Clouds and paint in a bag and shake it. This makes a great item to use with an art project.
Submitted by Louis
Clouds Pieces
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give your children a precut Clouds piece (or let them cut their own) Let them add the features to really make it look like Clouds. These work great on a bulletin board like "Popping into summer" etc
Clouds Collage
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Colored Glue (paint or food coloring mixed with glue)
  • Paper
  • Clouds
What You Do:
  • Provide your children with many different colors of glue. Let them basically paint a picture with the glue (glue must be thick enough to hold Clouds) and then have them press Clouds onto the painted parts. This makes a wonder, cute, and creative collage look!
All about the Sky
Submitted by Kim
What You Need:
  • Paper plates
  • Blue Sand
  • Glitter
  • Cotton balls
What You Do:
  • Let children paint glue on the paper plates, add cotton balls for clouds and shake blue sand on as well as glitter. Ask the children to tell you about their picture, print their words and put on black background with plate. Hang on a bulletin board labled "All about the sky."

Cotton Clouds
Submitted on the Comment Boxl
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Cotton Balls
What You Do:
  • Have the children glue cotton for the clouds and using there fingers dip them in paint to make rain drops under their clouds and then sprinkle glitter on the raindrops to make them sparkle and stick out
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