Today I am feeling a little better – I guess maybe I got the abbreviated version of the bug the kids had. I decided that I would do a St. Patrick’s day painting project with the kids to change out their artwork frames in the dining room. Each kid made their own Rainbow Painting to display.
I have seen a bunch of posts on Pinterest of different ideas and sort of made up my own today. I had the kids use their finger prints to make the rainbow. I drew an arched line on their paper for the red line of the rainbow so they had an idea of the shape to create and they used their finger print to make dots to form the line. Boo Boo did awesome with this – Buddy used his own approach with included using lots of fingers instead of one – it worked in the end 🙂
- White construction paper
- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigio, and Violet paints (or whatever you have in that general scheme)
- Washcloth for wiping fingers in between colors
- 7 plates for the individual colors
- Black construction paper (for the pots)
- Gold coin stickers
First I gave each of the kids their piece of construction paper and got them in their paint shirt/smocks. I drew the arched line for their red line, got red paint on the plate and told them what to do. Repeat for each color of the rainbow.
Next we put the painted papers to the side to dry. I traced a pot on the black construction paper, Boo Boo cut hers, I cut Buddy’s. The kids decorated their pots with stickers. Finally use a glue stick and attach the pot of gold.
Now find a spot to display!
I love our art display frames – my mom got them for the kids a few years ago at Christmas. I try to do a project with the kids monthly to change them out regularly.
Kids Crafts from A-Z
This post is part of a blog hop called Kids Crafts from A-Z. Our letter was “R” for Rainbow. We had a lot of fun doing this activity and hope you will too. Click on the image below to find the other crafts for the entire alphabet.
Also take a look at my St. Patrick’s Pinterest Board if you are looking for more holiday inspiration: