Rainbow art activities
2 April 2013Add to My Folder
Use these activities to get children thinking about the colours that make up a rainbow.
Beautiful colours are everywhere, in everything we see. Learning how to mix colours to create new ones is always popular with children who love to see colours change – even though they inevitably, eventually end up with brown!
Hand print colour mixingYou will need:
- Yellow, blue and red paint
- Little trays and sponges
- A3 paper
- Prepare paint and sponge trays with each of the paints.
- Help children make hand prints using the painty sponges. They can either paint each hand a separate colour and mix them together to make a new colour before they make a hand print or, mix the hand prints on the paper.
- Try to keep paints as clean as possible to make colour mixing clearer and have some wet cloths handy for wiping hands between prints.
- Point out all the new colours that have been made, and once dry, cut out hand prints, mount on backing paper and label hands – or sections of hands, with the names of the colours made. Use as a wall display.
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