October 6, 2013

My Pet Cloud -- An Adorable, Easy and Inexpensive Craft


Adorable, super easy, and less than 15-cents to make...
That's what I love about the "Pet Cloud" project.

A few months back I saw this ingenious little idea on Pinterest and traced the source to the SWAPS-a-lot website -- a great source for readymade Girl Scout swap kits.  Fast forward to this week...my final week of student teaching in a first-grade classroom.  I wanted to give each student a little something to remember me by.  I wanted to do something sweet, inexpensive and with an inspiring message.  I thought immediately of the Pet Cloud.  The original version is miniaturized to be handed out as a swap at Girl Scout events, but for my clouds, I wanted something a bit bigger.


So I put my personal twist on this delightfully squee project by making up a custom tag and poem (free printable below).  My eight-year-old and I whipped up two dozen in less than half and hour and all for around $2.00.  The kids' reactions were priceless!  

These sweet little chaps make a terrific gift for teachers and youth group leaders to give to their students. They'd make a nice little party favor too!  You can count on a Valentine's Day version showing up here in February!

How to Make Pet Clouds

Materials

Step 1: Stretch out your cotton balls to create a cloud-like shape.



Step 2:  Put a small dab of tacky glue on the back of a googly eye.  Press into place.  Repeat.


Step 3:  Download and print out the tags on card stock.  Trim.  Place cloud in a bag.  Fold the tag in half to create a tent shape.  Place over top of bag and staple in place.

 
Spread smiles!

If you'd like to get all of your supplies in one place and like the swap-size, be sure to check out the kits available from  SWAPS-a-lot.


3 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I'll have to share this with my school social worker husband. The ideas are endless.

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  2. These are adorable!! What a wonderful wee craft idea too :) Thank you for sharing, can't stop staring they are just so cute :) Sending hugs from Scotland xx

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