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Rain Cloud Paper Mache Craft

Start creating these earth day kids crafts to help celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Fun and fluffy home-made clouds, so it can still be sunny outside.

paper mache rain clouds


We have shown you how to make an earth day mobile. This paper mache cloud craft can always be added to your mobile as well.

Here’s the instructions: Make an Earth Day mobile. Why not make them alongside my rain craft!

We all love sunny days, and usually clouds bring rain. These earth day kids crafts will help you make your own fluffy clouds that will not block the sun or make it rain. 

You can make these in a variety of sizes and hang a bunch on your ceiling. 

Find out how to make paper mache clouds below

Earth Day Kids Crafts: Rain Cloud Paper Mache Craft

If you want to make larger clouds you can use bigger balloons and pillow stuffing instead of cotton balls. 

These can make great decorations, project items, or even props for a play.

Craft Supplies:

  • Newspaper
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Balloons
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Scissors

Step #1:

Blow up five balloons.

We are making a smaller cloud, but the larger the balloons the larger the cloud.

Step #2:

Mix your paper mache mixture in a bowl – 3 parts glue, 1 part water. 

Soak a piece of tissue paper and wrap it around a balloon. Leave a small opening around the knot of the balloon.

Repeat this process for all five balloons. This will make the newspaper stick better and the balloons to stick to each other. Allow them to dry.

Step #3:

Using the same glue mixture, soak pieces of newspaper and cover all five balloons, using pieces of newspaper to hold them to one another.

Allow this to dry.

Step #4:

Once the newspaper is completely dry, pop the balloons and remove them.

Add another layer of white paper. Allow this to dry.

Step #5:

Tear up a bunch of cotton balls.You can use your glue mixture or just plain glue for this last part. 

Coat the white paper with glue and place on all your stretched out cotton balls. Do this until the entire surface is covered.

You can add these fun clouds to your Earth Day mobile or just hang them in your room!


Why don’t you look around the house at other things you can recycle and make crafts out of. It turns craft time into even more of a challenge! If you are sick of looking at clouds why not make my sun paper mache

These clouds are a great way to celebrate mother nature, and our earth. But they are also a cute decoration for the entire year!

More Easy Recycling Crafts Like This One:

Earth Day Mobile: Using paper mache techniques you can make your own miniature earth and add your home-made cloud to it!

Un-Scavenger Hunt: Teach the little ones the importance of NOT littering and show the impact the trash has on our planet.

Plant Starters: Recycle some empty toilet paper rolls and make them into planet starters. You will have a head start on gardening this year.

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