Hi this is Melissa from The Chocolate Muffin Tree. We have been having fun with rainbows....hope you enjoy this post!
Rainbows have been buzzing in the blogosphere the past few weeks and we have caught the bug! We created Rainbows with toy cars this past week. Just the name sounds FUN...doesn't it? My daughter loved the idea of painting with cars right away.
To create your own rainbow with car tracks you'll need:
tempera paint in all the rainbow colors
a plastic lid or paper plate for each color of paint
large paper (we used 12x18 size)
Before we started, I reminded my daughter of the rainbow color order and she remembered this video from last year: Roy G. Biv. You could bring the colors out in order if you want the finished rainbows to be correct....or not. My daughter dipped the car in the paint a few times to get the red to spread across the paper.
As you can see she continued on really well.....Beautiful.
Here is the finished rainbow. I think it looks AMAZING! Now she wasn't done yet...
My daughter had a blast creating car tracks without making a rainbow too. Actually she enjoyed this even more! Her cars were battling each other and there was all kinds of pretend play going on during this process focused painting.
She created at least 5 or 6 paintings with cars. A HUGE success and pretty rainbow too.
Be sure to check out our Styrofoam Rainbow Prints that we recently did too. More RAINBOW FUN!
Have you been creating rainbows with your children?
Melissa Jordan blogs over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree. She is a former Elementary Art Teacher who loves inspiring others with her ideas on her blog. Many of these activities she does with her 5 year old daughter.