It’s hard not to get inspired by the clouds when they are as stunning as this. Yesterday our sky offered some gorgeous formations that made me think of science and art experiments for the kids. I have probably posted about Lisa Grossman before but she has some amazing cloud paintings here to take a look at and I have also posted about the beautiful skies of the Flint Hills here that might offer more inspiration.
Here are a couple of cloud books to check out from your local library that might inspire some artwork from your children. The Journey On A Cloud is inspired by the artwork of Marc Chagall and the Eric Carle books are always great inspiration for tissue paper paintings. In fact, here is the exact technique Eric Carle uses, which is very cool and great for older kids to experiment with. For younger children, torn pieces of colored tissue can be glued to paper and then apply wet water with a paint brush to the surface for a very simple and fun technique.
Here are some great experiments we’re anxious to try out. I’m starting to collect ideas for summer projects and the boys are really enjoying science these days.