After reading (and reading and reading) Little Cloud by Eric Carle, we were inspired to make our own clouds in the style of the book's illustrations.
Saucer, plastic lid, or anything with a flat surface to spread out the paint
*Note: Since my girls are young, I drew the cloud shapes with a marker before beginning the craft. If you are doing this with older kids, you won't need to do this.
The process is easy. Dump some paint on the saucer. Grab a cotton ball or two, dip in the paint and start painting your cloud.
After the initial set-up and a quick demonstration, I let the girls experiment with making their own clouds. We had some dabbing and some smearing and we also had a lot of fun.
Here are the finished products:
Hope you have fun making your own clouds!