Saturday, 4 February 2017

No Mess Rainbow Art

Create your own no mess rainbow art after reading the beautifully written and illustrated story "My colour is Rainbow" by Agnes Hsu. Babies, Toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring this story and easy art process. This painting activity is perfect for the days when you don't want to spend ages cleaning up your child!
An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Are you looking for more rainbow activities? Take a look at our rainbow toast, rainbow footprint butterfly and rainbow suncatcher.

Before creating our no mess rainbow art we read the story "My Color is Rainbow' by Agnes Hsu. This beautifully illustrated story is about a little white arch going on a journey to find out what colour he could be. He meets each of colours of the rainbow along the way who all have different characteristics. Little white arch gets to experience being loving (red), friendly (orange), happy (yellow), helpful (green), peaceful (blue) and majestic (purple), before finally deciding that he isn't defined by one colour, he can be rainbow. 



This story is perfect for discussing kindness, acceptance and openness as well as being a great story for children working on learning their colours. 



Scroll down to see a video of the activity in action 



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No mess rainbow art


Start by squeezing some rainbow coloured paint along one edge of your piece of card. Carefully place the card into the ziploc bag.

An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Ensure the ziploc bag is sealed well and hand it to your child.  Let them explore what happens when they touch the blobs of paint through the plastic. 

An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Encourage your child to use their fingers or the palm of their hand to move the paint along the piece of card. Add more blobs of paint as needed. 

An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Daisy (aged 2) kept checking her hands and fingers as she tried to work out why they weren't getting messy.


An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Watch the colours mix together to create a beautiful rainbow. 

An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Carefully remove the rainbow from the ziploc bag and leave it to dry. 

An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Decide what you are going to use your child's rainbow artwork for. It would look beautiful framed, or you could use it to make greeting cards.  You could even make little white arch from the story to go in the middle of the rainbow art! 

An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

We decided to cut a heart shape out of the centre of our rainbow art and make 2 greeting cards from it. 



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An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.

Daisy (aged 2)


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