This cool craft is a clever twist on the phrase "brainstorm". Kids can practice their scissor- and pattern-skills with the paper strip lightning bolt and use cotton balls to create cute little swirls on the brain cloud. This craft is a fun activity for kids who are learning about the brain!
Fun psychology fact: Brainstorming is much less productive in a group. When people are in a group, they may forget their brainstormed ideas before they get a chance to share them with the group. One solution is to brainstorm individually before coming together in a group!
- construction/colorful paper (I used orange, yellow, and blue),
- OPTIONAL: cotton balls and school glue
- Print out your storm template of choice.
- There are two template options with slightly different brain clouds. One brain cloud is plain and the other one has some extra cloud swirls. I suggest using the plain brain cloud if you are planning to do the optional final step.
- Cut paper strips out of several different colours of construction paper for the lightning bolt. I used orange and yellow but feel free to get as creative as you want!
- Glue the paper strips along the back of the lightning bolt section of the template.
- Turn the template over and cut out the lightning bolt.
- Cut out the brain cloud as well.
- Glue the paper strip lightning bolt to a sheet of colourful paper (I used dark blue like a stormy sky).
- Glue the brain cloud onto the paper as if the lightning bolt is shooting towards the ground.
- OPTIONAL: Using school glue, cover the braincloud in swirly strips of cotton balls. This will help give it the texture of a cloud and the look of swirly grooves on a brain!