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Rainbow Collage Craft Inspired By ‘My Color is Rainbow’

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Inspired by the beautiful book ‘My Color is Rainbow’, this rainbow collage is a colorful kid’s craft that is great for working on scissor skills.

My daughter and I love to discover new books. That is why we were so excited when Agnes Hsu, the author of the amazing blog Hello Wonderful, published a new children’s book. Our whole family immediately fell in love with ‘My Color is Rainbow’. The story of Little White Arch is a beautiful one with a wonderful message. You will want to follow him on his colorful journey again and again. We felt so inspired by the story and its illustrations that, of course, we had to make a craft to go with it. Rainbow Collage craft inspired by the book 'My Color is Rainbow'. Spring arts and crafts for kids and preschoolers. Construction paper, yarn, buttons.

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Make, Explore, Paint Rainbows

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Science and art combine in this amazing and simple rainbow experiment. The kids will love to make, explore and paint rainbows.Make, explore and paint rainbows. Use a CD and sunlight or a flashlight to cast rainbows, study and paint with watercolors or color with markers or crayons. A great piece of process art for kids. Art and science, STEAM projects for preschoolers.

The other day, my daughter picked up a CD and was fascinated by the rainbows that formed on it when she moved it around. We held it under the light and moved it all around and admired the bursts of color. The colors were so beautiful. We wanted more and had an idea to try to paint our rainbows.

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Abstract Kid’s Art With Shapes

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Abstract Kid's Art With Shapes

We work with shapes a lot in our home. Our daughter has a great imagination & I love watching her create different objects & characters out of assorted shapes. She tells me wonderful stories about her creations as she builds them.

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I thought that it might be fun to put some of these shapes to use in an art project. Last night I gave Mai a little lesson in abstract art. “What is abstract?” I am not certain that mommy did a great job of explaining this to a 3 year old, but I gave it my best shot while showing her at the same time. We cut out a wide variety of shapes in assorted colors.

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The first shape she reached for was the circle. “This is a head.” She glued it onto a piece of paper using a glue stick.

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“My man has a hat too.”

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She insisted that she put a face on her project, so we cut out a mouth, eyes & a nose.

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She created her face & then strategically placed the rest of her shapes, giving me a play by play of what each shape represented along the way.

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After they are finished, trim any pieces hanging over the edge of the paper. Let the glue dry & admire your child’s work. She did such a beautiful job on her project. This might have to be put in a frame.

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Color Changing Wax Paper Chameleon

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Wax Paper Chameleon

 

We just came home from a wonderful family vacation. While we were away I was surprised at how much our daughter missed our projects. Whenever we were back in the hotel room, Mai would want to make a craft. While I did not bring craft supplies, I did bring drawing materials to entertain her. These fulfilled her need to create.

Today was our first day home & Mai was eager to jump back into arts & crafts. She asked if we could make chameleons. My husband came up with a great idea to make our chameleons on wax paper,, so that they would actually work like a chameleon & change color with their environment. What a clever man I married.

Wax Paper Chameleon

We drew out the chameleon on a piece of wax paper. I have attached a traceable. You may put this under the wax paper & trace it out.

Chameleon Traceable

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Cut out the wax tracing & place on a foam sheet. Trace around your cutout & cut out the middle portion of the tracing.

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Glue a sheet of wax paper to the foam sheet & trim off any overlapping edges.

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Use the original wax paper cutout to trace out the chameleon’s features. We used a Sharpie to trace & colored markers to add a bit of color.

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Lay out different colored construction paper & place you chameleon over the top & roll over the different colors.

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Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats

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Rainbow rice krispies treat

 

For those of you that have followed along with me for a while, you know our family has a soft spot for Rice Krispies Treats. Our wedding cake was even fashioned out of 3 tiers of solid Rice Krispies Treats.

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We have been eagerly anticipating spring here. It has been a week of rainbows in our home. We painted some spaghetti rainbows over the weekend.

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Then today we made some Rice Krispies Treats Rainbows. We have made these before for parties and such, but tonight the treats were just for us.

Ingredients:

5-6 cups Rice Krispies

About 40 Marshmallows

1 stick of Butter

Food coloring – red, orange ,yellow ,green ,blue & purple

 

Directions:

1. Slice a stick of butter into 6 equal parts.

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2. Line a small baking pan with wax paper. We used a 7X5X1.5. Spray the paper with cooking spray.

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3. In a small sauce pan, melt one pat of butter over low heat. Stir in 6-7 medium sized marshmallows cut up into smaller pieces. Stir until melted.

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4. Add a few drops of red food coloring until you get the achieved color. Stir in 3/4 cup of Rice Krispies until well coated.

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5. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan, packing it well. Use fingers to press in well. Wet hands work best & keep the Krispies from sticking to fingers.

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6. Repeat steps 3-5 five more times with the remaining colors, layering each color on top of the last.

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Let cool in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes and then lift the treats out by the wax paper. Peel off the wax paper from the treats.

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Use a sharp knife to slice the treats in to thin strips.

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Curve your strips into arcs to form rainbows.

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