Rain or Shine Weather Mobile

Rain or Shine Weather Mobile craft

What's the forecast-raindrops or sunbeams? Display your predictions on this weather mobile.

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    Can you imagine what people who lived long ago thought about the weather? Before the 17th century, people used natural signs and folklore to forecast the weather. How does weather influence your life? When do you rely on a weather forecast? Meteorologists are scientists who measure and monitor the weather. Even with all their knowledge of weather, it is still not very predictable!

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    Make your own weather forecaster on a two-sided mobile. On the back of a sturdy paper plate, draw with Crayola® Markers a simple sun (or any other weather symbol you wish). On the back of another plate, draw a cloud. Poke a hole in the center of these symbols with Crayola Scissors and cut out the centers of your designs.

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    Cover your art area with newspaper. With Crayola Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes, color the plates. Dry. Add details with Crayola Markers.

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    Use one plate as a template to trace two circles of construction paper. You will use these to fill in behind the cutouts, one for the sun, another for the cloud. Place several pieces of string between the two circles. Have some pieces dangling down to hol

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    Insert the construction paper circles between the paper plates. Glue them together with Crayola School Glue. Dry.

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    Cut out double sets of raindrops/snowflakes and sunbeams from leftover construction paper. Glue them like bread on a sandwich onto the strings hanging down. Dry.

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    Listen to weather forecasts, read the paper, observe nature, even turn to weather lore to make your predictions-you can be a meteorologist, too! Display your mobile to show your weather forecast.