Recycled cardboard gift boxescereal boxes work great too
paint - purpleblue, green, yellow, orange, red
3sheets white felt
Use a ruler to draw a straight line the full length of the cardboard. Draw another line 1/2" away and repeat for a total of 6 half inch sections. Repeat again using up the cardboard.
Paint the first line with purple paint. The next next line should be blue, then next is green. The fourth line is yellow, followed by orange, and finally ending with red.
Cut a raindrop shape out of another piece of cardboard or from paper, making the widest around about 3 inches. This way your raindrops will be wide enough to have all colors of the rainbow.
Trace the raindrop shape onto the rainbow lines. We got 8 but 6 would be plenty.
Cut the raindrops out and set aside.
Use another piece of cardboard to draw and cut out a cloud shape. Cut different sized circles and ovals from white felt. Use white craft glue to cover the cloud with the felt, overlapping as you go.
Turn the cloud and the raindrops over. Cut 14" lengths of string for each raindrop. Tape a piece of string to the back of each raindrop. Next tape the strings to the back of the cloud at varying lengths. Trim the excess strings. You can also create a hanger using string and tape on the back of the cloud, or just use a piece of wall putty or tape.
Expert Tips & FAQs
I used a large clothing gift box left over from Christmas. Cereal boxes work perfectly fine but may not yield as many raindrops.Alternative supplies for the rainbows: construction paper, markers, crayons
Alternative supplies for the cloud: cotton balls, crumpled tissue paper, construction paper
This project for Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/rainbow-crafts-cloud-and-raindrops/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.