Even if it’s cloudy outside, there’s still a great way for your little ones to see a gorgeous rainbow. Whether they’re color experts or just learning the basics, this delightful craft is also a great way to give them a refresher of six of the most well-known rainbow colors. Best of all, it’ll make a gorgeous craft to hang on the fridge and brighten your day!
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Paint in red, green, blue, orange, yellow and violet
Gather your materials.
Lay down your construction paper horizontally and glue a cotton ball to the bottom left corner. This will be the origin of your rainbow, so make sure you leave plenty of room for it to spread!
Glue down more cotton balls in a circle around your first one to make a big, fluffy cloud.
Now it’s time for your first color! Just like a real rainbow, we’ll start with red. Lightly trace a gentle arch coming from your cloud to the top right corner of the page. Then, get your little one to dip a finger into red paint and make a series of dots following your line.
Now it’s time to repeat the process you did in step 4 for the rest of the colors. First, you’ll do orange followed by yellow, green, blue and then violet at the bottom. This is a great time to review the colors you’ve painted with your kids and make sure they’ve got them memorized!
Now that your rainbow is finished, hang it up in a place where everyone can see your little one’s great work!