Stormy Weather

Estimated make time: under 2 hours!

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WHAT YOU NEED

  • An old hat or carboard to make hat. Try and be creative. Don’t buy a plastic one (as shown in picture), unless you happen to have one lying around.

  • Cotton wool balls or Polyester batting

  • Spray adhesive glue

  • A hot glue gun

  • Grey spray paint

  • Blue yarn and a sheet of blue felt

SOME TIPS TO MAKE IT REALLY GREEN!

For the Hat

  • Don’t buy a plastic hat unless you happen to have one lying around. Find an old hat, or make one out of cardboard.

FOR THE cotton balls or polyester batting

  • Find an old cushion or pillow and ask your folks if you can have what's inside

FOR THE BLUE FELT

  • Who said raindrops have to be blue or made out of felt for that matter - let's get creative and keep it green! Make your raindrops out of scraps of fabric, the more colorful and varid, the better - lets rain a rainbow!

step 1.

A hat with a brim. Any old hat will do as long as it has a brim. You can also make your hat with card board!

 

step 2.

Spray the hat with spray adhesive and add the polyester batting or cotton wool balls in small clumps. Keep on spraying and adding batting until you get the cloud shape you want

 

step 3.

Lightly spray your cloud puff with the grey spray paint to give it a storm cloud look.

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Step 4.

Fold your felt so you are cutting 2 layers at the same time, and cut your rain drop shapes from the felt.

You want to cut 2 layers at a time so you end up with 2 identical rain drops with each cut.

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step 5.

Cut several pieces of yarn in varying lengths; I used 14 pieces ranging from abut 6″ to about 25″.  Using your hot glue gun, glue the drops to the end of the yarn, sandwiching the yarn between the drops.  I also added a second rain drop to some of my strings about half way up.

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step 6.

Glue the top of the yarn to the brim of the hat with your hot glue. Leave about 8″ in the front of the hat so your childs face and vision is not obstructed. Glue each strand every 2″-3″ around the sides and back of the hat.

your all done!

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Wear your cloud with some grey or black clothes, or maybe a rain coat, and some rain boots and you are ready for trick or treating!

 

Source: Stitched by Crystal / Make it love it