Rainbow art activities

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By Karen Hartwriter

Use these activities to get children thinking about the colours that make up a rainbow.

Rainbow drawing cropped

Activities in this article:

  1. Hand print colour mixing
  2. Rainbow decorations
  3. Rainbow cookies and fairy cakes
  4. Make a CD Rainbow
  5. Make a colour-vanishing spinning wheel


Hand print colour mixing

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!

You will need:
  • Yellow, blue and red paint
  • Little trays and sponges
  • A3 paper
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