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Weather Craft for Kids – Puppets!

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Make this fun weather craft for kids with a free printable template – PDF and SVG included! This fun paper craft for kids is a great educational tool and DIY paper toy template. This post contains affiliate links.


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I love making paper puppet templates for kids, and realized that when it comes to making stick puppets, they don’t actually have to feature specific characters! You can use stick puppets as educational tools, to promote conversation and storytelling as I did with these alphabet animal puppets.

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This weather craft for kids can be assembled the following ways:

  • Print the black and white (PDF) template and use it to trace onto colored paper. Assemble it for kids to play with and demonstrate the weather OR allow kids to assemble their own weather signs.
  • Use your cutting machine – I love my Cricut machines! – to cut the pieces for kids to assemble – or assemble it for them!
  • You can also use the black and white PDF as a “coloring page” for kids to fill in. Young kids might have some trouble cutting the finer details so you may prefer to help them with that.
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Beyond being a cool weather craft for kids, this is also a fantastic classroom tool for determining the weather. It can be done by each child or as part of a bulletin board/calendar using a pocket system to store then weather sticks, and to select the proper one.

Whether you choose to use your cutting machine, assemble it by hand, use at home or in the classroom, this weather craft for kids is adorable, totally current, and a fun way to track those storms.

If you’re using your Cricut to make these, upload your SVG and make sure the colors are correct. Set the linetype of the “wind” drawing on the inside to “draw” instead of cut.

Download your free craft template

You’ll receive a ZIP folder with a PDF and an SVG. The SVG is for using with cutting machines (you’ll be able to adjust sizing, fix colors, duplicate as many shapes as you’ll want). The PDF is ready to print, trace, and cut by hand. If you need help, this article can help you unzip your file (it’s really easy once you learn).

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If you have any issues or need help, please reach out to me at menucha@momsandcrafters.com.

 

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What you need to make weather puppets

How to make this paper weather craft for kids

1. Cut your clouds

Select different colored craft papers for the weather signs. You could use white, cream or grey colored textured papers for the clouds. Trace the cloud patterns on your cloud papers and cut them out. 

2. Cut the others

Choose yellow and orange papers for the sun, as well as the rainbow colors (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red) for the rainbow template, yellow for the lightening, and blue for the raindrops. Once again, trace the patterns on the selected papers and cut them out.

3. Layer the sun and rainbow

Use glue to layer the traced cutouts to complete the sun and rainbow as pictured.

4. Cloudy days happen

Take one cloud and glue the small sun behind it, with half of the sun visible from the front for your “partially cloudy” days. Glue the raindrops on the bottom of one of the clouds to make the rainy weather sign. Stick two lightnings on a cloud for a thunderstorm puppet. Finally, attach the 2 small clouds on both ends of the rainbow. 

5. Add sticks

Stick each weather puppet on a popsicle stick to complete the craft. 

Your weather craft for kids is complete! How will you be using these? Comment below!

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Thursday 8th of April 2021

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