Ribbon and Paper Clouds

Hello everyone! I hope you all found lovely ways to celebrate Earth Day yesterday. Today I am doing part two of our little wall series. This craft was originally from this mom blogger: http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2013/03/a-happy-cloud-and-rainbow-craft.html

I came across her website while searching for bento box ideas and found some lovely crafts to boot! I made a few minor changes to make it fit my personal style.

This craft is also very sentimental to me, as tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my mother’s death. I was preparing this craft while she was in her final weeks. A music therapist from our hospice came to play music and sing at her bedside. As my daughter and I put this cloud together in the other room, we could hear “Somewhere over the rainbow” in the most beautiful, soothing voice. That song was a favorite of my mother’s, we would sing it together, she would sing it to me while I was sick, or having trouble sleeping. These little clouds on our wall are a memory of that day and of all the days she loved me so. I hope you enjoy it.

Let’s get started

Tools for the trade:

1. White paper- We used cardstock. If you do not have cardstock, you can use printer paper, old mail, the blank side of a letter, felt, cardboard painted white etc.

2. Circle punch- You can trace circles onto paper with a can and cut out with scissors.

3. Bits of colored paper- Little scraps to make the face.

4. Scissors

5. Glue stick and white glue

6. Colored Ribbon- If you do not have ribbon use thin strips of paper, left over party streamers, strips of thin fabric scraps etc.

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The how to:

1. Begin by punching out your circles, we used a 2.5 inch punch and made 9 circles.

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2. Use your glue stick to adhere the pieces together, arranging them to look like a fluffy cloud.

3. Cut out 2 little eyes and a mouth using your paper scraps and glue them onto your cloud with your glue stick.

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4. Turn the cloud over and get all of your ribbon laid out.This is where we used our white glue, slather a generous amount onto the back of your cloud and adhere your ribbon, trim ends.

5. Let dry completely

6. We made 2 versions of these. This craft is so fun to wave around in the air, that I added a colored popsicle stick for holding. During a play date with 3 girls it was so neat to see all of these flying in the winds of spring as they ran outside. They also double as masks this way.

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Just glue on a popsicle stick for holding!

7. The original we have hanging up on our wall.

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I hope you enjoyed this craft. Be sure to check out the Meet the Dubiens blog for the original post linked above and her many other wonderful crafts.

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