Weather Activities for Kids: Thunderstorm Art Project

Why not incorporate art into your collection of weather activities for kids? This thunderstorm art project is made using paints and construction paper and is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

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Theo, my preschooler, has been very interested in colors. Recently, he asked me why the color gray wasn’t  in the rainbow and where it came from. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for some color mixing!

We got out our black and white tempera paints to explore making different shades of gray. We decided our gray paintings looked just like storm clouds, so we added some raindrops and lightning bolts to make these thunderstorm collages! (This post contains affiliate links.)

 

Thunderstorm Art Project for Kids

Materials for Thunderstorm Art

Directions for Thunderstorm Art

1. Place some black and white tempera paint onto a paper plate (or any other container for holding paint).

mixing black and white tempera paint to make gray

 

2. Have your child use a paint brush to paint with both the white and black tempera paint on his/her paper.

mixing black and white paint to make gray

 

Theo loved exploring all the different shades of gray he could make right on his paper.

color mixing with paint for preschoolers

 

Paint your entire paper gray.

Weather Activities for Kids: Thunderstorm Art Project (perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

3. Cut out some blue raindrops and yellowing lightning bolts from construction paper.

paper pieces for thunderstorm art collage for kids

 

Glue them to your gray painting to create a thunderstorm!
weather activities for kids: thunderstorm collage artwork

 

If your paint is still pretty wet, you can just press the paper pieces right onto the paint. When the paint dries it will hold them in place.

Since our paint was already beginning to dry, we used liquid glue to glue our raindrops and lightning bolts onto our paper.

Weather Activities for Kids: Thunderstorm Art Project

 

Let your painting dry, and hang it up to enjoy!

Weather Activities for Kids: Thunderstorm Art Project (perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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