Rainbow Plates

Rainbow Plates Activity

Your child will brighten up everyone's day with this circular rainbow plate. Concentric circles of the rainbow fill the plate and paper shamrocks are collaged on top of the hand-painted rainbow to celebrate spring or St. Patrick's Day.

What You Need:

  • Paper plate
  • Tempera paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Green construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Have your child paint the rainbow in concentric circles, starting with red paint on the outer edge and working towards violet for the innermost circle, or center, of the plate.
  2. While the plate is drying, have her draw a shamrock on a sheet of green construction paper. It should be as tall as the width of the rim of the paper plate.
  3. She can cut out the shamrock she drew and trace it 7-9 more times. Cut each of these traced shamrocks out.
  4. Have her arrange the shamrocks in a circle on the plate.
  5. To finish the project, have her glue the shamrocks in place.

Helpful Tip: If she wants to hang her Rainbow Plate, cut a loop of string and tape it to the back of the plate. Then it's ready to hang on a cabinet or door knob!

Updated on Mar 1, 2013
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