Cloud Collages {An Uncle Cecil Activity}

Cloud CollagesHi-ya Sassy-Sci students!!

Uncle Cecil is back in the how-ouse with yet another super fun activity from my lab to yours. This time we are going to make cloud collages!!

During my niece’s and nephew’s downtime after their earth science leg we did this sciency, artsy activity. Partly because it hammers home what clouds look like and partly to take their minds off…well you will have to read volume 4 to see what transpired.

Let’s get down to business…

Cloud Collages

To make these frame-worthy clouds you will need:

  • A sheet of blue construction paper
  • A handful of cotton balls
  • A bottle of white glue

For this collage, we are going to depict stratus, cumulus, and cirrus clouds. But if you want to add more than that, by all means please do!

On to the instructions:

  1. Begin by using several full cotton balls for cumulus clouds, which are large, puffy. Glue those suckers together in a clump in the middle of you paper.
  2. Then, stretch two or three cotton ball out a bit for stratus clouds, which are long, slightly puffy. Glue them at the bottom over your paper stacked on top of each other like pancakes!
  3. Finally, pull one or two cotton balls out until they are somewhat see-through for cirrus clouds, which are thin and wispy. And glue these puppies up at the top of your paper.
  4. Finish it up by labeling the cloud types and adding a sentence to describe each one if you are so inclined.

Learn about those fluffy white things in the sky as you create a masterpiece of cloud collages with the eccentric, but lovable Uncle Cecil from the Sassafras Science Adventures!

Whew, now that your masterpiece is finished, you can have a bit more cloudy fun with these two links:

  • Predict the Weather – Learn how the clouds can help them predict the weather using the information in this post from the Homeschool Scientist!
  • Cloud Video – Watch this interesting video about why clouds stay up.

by Cecil Sassafras

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