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Rainbow

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Flowers/Trees/Nature/Earth

Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Watercolor paints
Paintbrushes
Small cups or shallow trays of water
Large sponge cut into 2” (5 cm) cubes
Scissors
Glue
Cotton or quilt batting
Hole punch
String or yarn cut into 12” (30 cm) pieces



Instructions:

What to do
1. Demonstrate how to dip the paintbrush into the water and squeeze two or three drops of
water into each color in the watercolor tray.
2. Have the children dip the small sponge into the water and wet the entire surface of their paper.
3. Before the water dries, tell the children to dip their brush into a warm or cool color, coating it
completely.
4. When they are ready, have the children paint a rainbow arch on their paper. Repeat the process
with the other colors of the rainbow, blending them.
5. After the paint dries, help the children cut their rainbows out and glue tufts of cotton on each
end.
6. Punch a hole in the center of the rainbow and tie the string or yarn through the opening. Hang
the rainbows from the ceiling.
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More to do
More art: Have the children work cooperatively and create a large rainbow for the bulletin board.
Science: Position a glass of water on a sunny windowsill and demonstrate how the light separates
into the colors of the rainbow.


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