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Building a rainbow This is a terrific art project that I like to do at the end of the school year with my early childhood students. It is a wonderful...
The supplies are familiar to the students because we have used them through out the year to create other projects. A large 18X24 white base paper, an ...
Using the poster paper draw dividing lines to represent each color of the rainbow.
cut off along the top line. With a pencil trace along the top of the poster paper to make a section on the white paper to be used for the red color of...
My kids use red tempera paint to fill in the first section of their rainbow. We remember the beginning of the school year when they studied a unit on ...
The next section of the poster board is cut off then placed on the base paper, a pencil line is traced to create a space for the orange color of the r...
Using construction paper we tear a pile of pieces to use for the orange color of the rainbow. We remember making torn paper snow flake patterns this p...
Using a glue stick the torn orange papers are added to the rainbow. At this point we remember that the glue stick cant be rolled out too much or it ca...
The next piece of the poster paper is cut off and the line is drawn for the yellow color of the rainbow.
When the yellow area has been colored in we do a cray-pas resist technique where the area is painted with yellow water color. We remember an under the...
Yellow water color and cray-pas
The children are reminded that watercolor is 90% water and 10% color and that when using pan watercolors they need to make a puddle of paint before wa...
The green area is traced and using a green Do-A-Dot marker the area is filled in. We remember a do-a-dot landscape we made and reminded the reason the...
The blue section is traced from the poster board and colored pencils are used to make the blue area of the rainbow.
One shade of blue can be used or more than one blended. We remember using colored pencils this past winter to write and illustrate a story about the s...
The last area is purple and the children get very excited to use purple markers to color the space. All year when my classes use markers they are not ...
Purple area of rainbow
The rainbow is done. They can then cut off the top corners or color them in with crayon to make the sky.
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Posted:May 25, 2012
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