Dazzling Rainbow Art (Spring Art Activities)


Rainbow Art

If you’re looking for fun spring crafts for preschoolers, crafts that encourage exploration, you will love this collection! Some of the most enjoyable activities will take place at your spring art table.

Today, I gathered a bunch of my favorite spring art projects for children. Even looking at these beautiful colorful projects you will feel Spring-Time!

Rainbow Art Puzzle

During a recent snow day, the kids and I created a really fun rainbow art puzzle. I love the way it turned out, but more importantly, I love the process we followed!

What you need

  • 18×24 canvas
  • Bleeding tissue paper
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Glue
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions (step by step)

This project actually started as a way to feel into the bleeding tissue paper art. We sprayed the canvas with a spray of water.

Then we added pieces of torn paper to the canvas, in the rainbow sequence. After every color was added, we sprayed more water on the tissue paper. We made sure the tissue paper was saturated to really encourage it to bleed across the canvas.

We inspected the colors which bled from the tissue paper to the canvas. The colors were pretty yet very silent.

We loved the look of tissue paper when it was wet, so we wanted to recreate that look in a more permanent way.

Thus, we decided to treat the fallen pieces of tissue paper as “puzzle pieces” one at a time, we placed the pieces of tissue paper where we thought they might come from – red with red, green with green, etc.

Some pieces were multi-colored, making the task a little harder for children. But they had no problem with it!

Rainbow Art Bubble Wrap

What do you do with a big sheet of bubble paper? Make some rainbows! While we were exploring the colors of the rainbow, I decided to use bubble paper to make rainbow prints. What about a large sheet of bubble wrap?

What you need

  • Bubble wrap
  • Brayers
  • Tempera paint
  • White paper, cut into arches

Instructions (step by step)

Place bubble wrap on top of a table. I taped ours to keep it still.

Put the paint in the containers.

Add brayer to containers.

Let them roll the different paint colors on the bubble paper. There was no concern that this was a “rainbow order”. We just wanted them to go through the experience using all the rainbow colors.

Once your little one is done rolling paint on the bubble wrap, give him a piece of paper.

Teach them how to press them. Let them gently pat on top of the paper.

Then check out the results!

Ask your little one to lift up the paper on the painted bubble wrap. That is where the ‘magic’ is. When they see the stuff on the paper, they might want to do it again!

Yep! We have made it. It was truly a great experience making these crafts. Kids are really excited to do another activity. If you like our efforts comment below and let us know about your feedback.

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