Do you have a budding meteorologist? My little one signs and complains about reading or doing letters, but her favorite is numbers and science related topics. She always wants to talk about planets, anatomy, and counting. In fact, she’s sitting beside of me reading her Counting Numbers book while I write this! So I broke out my hoard of toilet paper rolls and we made a little (super easy, preschool appropriate) weather project.
- Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
- Foam Scraps
- Craft glue
- Pom Poms- I used plain white and Tye Dye colored ones from craftprojectideas.com
- Blue Construction paper
- The Weather Stencil Printable
Print out the Weather Stencil Printable. Cut out the shapes.
To create the cloud: Cut out the cloud on a piece of scrap foam using the Weather Stencil Printable. Glue white pom poms on the foam. Let dry. Glue the ‘cloud’ to a toilet paper roll.
To create the rainbow: Cut out the rainbow on a piece of scrap foam using the Weather Stencil Printable. Glue rainbow pom poms on the foam. Let dry. Glue the ‘rainbow’ to a toilet paper roll.
To create the raindrops: Cut out the raindrops on a blue construction paper using the Weather Stencil Printable. Glue rainbow pom poms on the foam. Let dry. Glue the ‘rainbow’ to a toilet paper roll.
To create the sunshine: Cut out the sunshine on a piece of scrap foam using the Weather Stencil Printable. Glue the ‘sunshin”’ to a toilet paper roll. Let dry.
We have had fun with this every day. My little one’s job every morning is to ‘check the weather’ when she gets out of bed. She then has to choose the correct weather item and place it out for everyone to see. Fun times!!
Taylor Brione says
Okay…I save toilet paper rolls for random crafts just around my house. Lol Love how you used this to help with learning too!
My husband tries to throw them away so I have to hide them! lol
Neat tie dye pom poms!!
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by!
Erinn S says
So easy to do. Thank you for the ideas!
Allyson Bossie says
oh my goodness those are cute ideas! My son would love to do that.
Very cute! I have a stockpile of empty toilet paper rolls, so this would be a perfect project for my preschooler!
I love this activity/craft for the 2 & 3 yr old grands. CBC
Alicia F. says
This is TOO adorable. I’m going to do this with my little guy for an art project this weekend. He just loves making crafts!
Such a cute idea! I am sharing on my homeschooling pages. I’ll be back here for sure!
Randi Sowders says
This is great, I am always looking for projects to do with the little kids. I’ll just have to add this to my list!
I’d love if you joined our link up party!
Thank you for the invite!
What a clever idea! I think my littles would love this! 🙂