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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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Toothbrush Painted Rainbow

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If you are looking for a quick and super easy arts and crafts project for the kids. It does not get much easier than this toothbrush painted rainbow.
Toothbrush Painted Rainbow Art - A great spring time or St. Patrick's Day project for the kids. Arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids

For some reason in our house, we go through tooth brushes like crazy. We just replaced our last set of toothbrushes.  I was about to throw them out when I thought that we could use them for something fun. My daughter and I love to paint without paint brushesWe have seen toothbrush painting before, but had never tried it. Today, seemed like as good a time as any. Since we’re on a rainbow kick right now, we decided to paint a rainbow with our toothbrushes.

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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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Paper Plate Rain & Rainbow Crafts

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Paper Plate Weather

 

If you read my last post, you know that my fickle little artist changed her mind just as we were about to make a paper plate octopus the other day. Today, Mai must have had another change of heart because she was ready for those paper plate crafts tonight.

“What do you want to make?”

“I want rain & sunshine and a rainbow and all the clouds.”

Great idea!

 

Paper Plate Rain & Rainbow Crafts

What you will need:

Paper Plates

Construction Paper (yellow & orange)

Yellow Paint

Blue Pom Poms

Needle & Thread

Tissue Paper in all of the colors of the rainbow

Glue

Cotton Balls

Markers

 

Directions:

Paint paper plate in yellow & let dry. (If you are going to make both crafts, paint 2 plates)

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Cut triangle shapes out of yellow & orange paper.

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After the plate dries, draw in a happy face for your sun.

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Flip the plate over & glue the beams in place & let dry.

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Cut a different paper plate in half & glue cotton balls to the top of it & let dry. Use the other half for the next craft.

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String the pom poms up with needle & thread. Form a few strands & space out the pom poms to form rain drops. Attach to the back of your cloud.

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Glue to the side of the sunshine.

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For the rainbow craft, repeat all of the steps above except for threading the pom poms. Instead cut out strips of tissue in each color of the rainbow. Cut 2 strips of each color & glue to the back of your cloud.

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When we finished Mai looked at me & said “Silly Mama, you forgot to make the spout & the spider.”  Apparently, she wanted this to be an Itsy Bitsy Spider craft.

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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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