Over the Rainbow
Brighten up any space with a beautiful rainbow craft. This collage activity is a great way to practice creating texture with cotton balls and layered tissue paper. It will also inspire your child to learn the colors of the rainbow!
What You Need:
- White watercolor paper
- Tissue paper (rainbow colors, cut in strips about 1" wide)
- Cotton balls
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Have your child draw and cut out the shape of a cloud on white watercolor paper. Encourage her to make the cloud as large as she can.
- One at a time, have her glue fluffed-out cotton balls onto the cloud, trying to cover every part of the cloud so no paper can be seen.
- Flip the cloud over and have her begin gluing strips of tissue paper to the bottom of the cloud. Encourage her to place them in the order of the rainbow, or prism. To alter lengths of the strips, have her adhere some higher and some lower until the entire base of the cloud is covered.
Helpful Tip: Layering the tissue paper from behind gives a more interesting look to the final project. Some of our tissue strips were layered 4-deep.