I like to think of an electrons a droplet of water (well, droplet of EM-field) with some very exotic properties.
It tends to stick together, but can be pulled apart.
When an electron is pulled apart (forced through a double-slit, for instance), it's strongly self-attracted, and tries to spring back into an electron-sized droplet very quickly
I think there's a very good reason electrons bound to an atom act like an "electron cloud". It's not that the electron appears and jumps randomly, it's actually everywhere.