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Rainy Winter Cloud

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Create a rainy cloud using cotton wool and blow painting as the rain drops.

Materials Needed:

  • Liquid watercolour paint (blue and black)
  • Paintbrush
  • Straws
  • Thick White Paper
  • Glue
  • Cotton wool

What to do:

  • Pour your liquid water colours into an art palette or paint cups.
  • Use a paintbrush to add a small puddle of paint onto the paper.
  • Place the straw about an inch away form the puddle. Use the straw to blow the paint blobs down.
  • Try blowing down directly onto the puddle, blowing from the left and blowing from the right.
  • As the paint dries, use glue to create a cloud shape, then add cotton wool on top.
  • Once dried hang these on the windows.

Hints and Tips:

You can cut the cloud and falling rain out and hang them from the ceiling so it looks like it's raining.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions
    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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