My kids are currently in love with rainbows! We have had so much fun lately making rainbow crafts and practicing colors with my two-year-old. This craft was a great way to work on fine motor skills, introduce new textures, and practice our colors. The kids were so proud of their rainbows and proudly displayed them to welcome spring!
How We Did It
Gather all materials. This project was great for using those last few beads, buttons, feathers, and foam pieces that we weren't sure how to use.
We drew a simple rainbow on the card stock to give the little ones a guide for making their rainbows. We love using scented markers in our house! As I was drawing the rainbows, my two and three-year-old named each of the colors and wanted to smell each one.
My younger kids had a great time going through our craft supplies and sorting the different colors. My three-year-old was able to describe the different textures of the materials as soft or hard. We had a great time finding "fuzzy", "smooth", and "hard" materials. Even my two-year-old was able to match the colors on his rainbow.
Once the colors were sorted, we used tacky glue to add the different materials to our rainbows. This was a great way to work on those fine motor skills with my two- and three-year-olds. They worked really hard placing those tiny beads and felt pieces on their rainbows.
After the rainbows dried, the kids glued cotton ball clouds to their rainbows. This was a great way to add another texture to our rainbows.