This week, as we’ve been studying clouds, one of our favorite books has been It Looked Like Spilt Milk. The book is full of repetition and simple pictures that look like ink blot images, and made this paint blot craft the perfect activity for the book.
I originally wanted to do this craft with white paint to look like the clouds in the book. Unfortunately I discovered our white paint was all gone.
The kids didn’t seem to mind; fact, they enjoyed picking out other colors to create their paint blot “clouds.”
We simply folded the paper in half and used a paintbrush to paint on half of the paper. By folding the paper halves together and pressing on them, we got some wonderful images. (And a great chance to talk about symmetry!)
Once they dried we had fun coming up with what we saw in our “clouds.”
My son immediately saw 2 puppies in the picture above. Can you see them?
This one we decided was a butterfly.
Sometimes it’s the simple crafts that they love the most!
Looking for more books on clouds?
Here are a few more of our favorites! (Amazon links are provided for your convenience!)
The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds by Josepha Sherman
Clouds (Weather Basics) by Erin Edison
susen @Dabbling Momma says
never thought of pressing the paper together like that! My daughter (and probably most kids) love to make up what they think the clouds in the sky look like! Can’t wait to give this a try!!
Mine have been making up what they see in the sky every time we drive now. This week with studying clouds has really got them interested!
Jennifer Altman says
Thanks for sharing at SIS, I’m highlighting you this week!