Rain Cloud Ribbons - FamilyEducation

Rain Cloud Ribbons

April 19,2011
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.


When kids are learning about weather and other things that are familiar but hard to hold in their little hands making a manipulative to hold is helpful.  While singing songs and talking about today's weather playing with a manipulative is a great way to round out the lesson.

These clouds are made for older children who are no longer putting things ( cotton balls) in their mouths, For younger children simply use one full piece of felt but these are still intended to use with close supervision .

You will need a plastic lids ( ours was ricotta cheese), some blue ribbon, glue , cotton balls and a hole punch.

Start by punching holes in your lid along the bottom edge.

Next cut the ribbon in 8-12 inch pieces and double knot them through the holes. I did 2-3 in each hole.

Add glue to the lid and add the cotton balls. Let dry completely before playing.