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March 10, 2012

A Rainbow of My Own

I get so excited this time of the year when it's close to St. Patrick's Day and you can start to smell Spring in the air. I am ever so anxious for daily walks to the park and bike rides. All these colorful rainbow crafts we've done this week have made me even more ready for Spring to arrive.

We finished off our rainbow week making tissue paper rainbows. They are so simple to make and so colorful. We ended up using the same rainbow template from our Rainbow Windsock Craft which you can find HERE.

Simply cut up tissue paper squares in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple in separate containers.

Squeeze school glue to cover the section where the red goes in the rainbow and then crumble up the red tissue paper squares and put them all over the glue. Continue doing each section of the rainbow until it is complete.

Here is Luke's rainbow. Like I said, so simple but super cute! I don't know what it is about getting to crumble tissue paper, but my kids love it! I kinda like it too.  :)

We paired it with the book A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. It is about a young boy who imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with. Very cute story. It made me wish I had a rainbow to play with too.  :)

An extension to this craft for K-2nd Grade could be to add clouds to the ends of the rainbow and have a writing prompt in them that they can complete like "If I had a rainbow of my own I would...."

If you missed any of our other Rainbow Crafts you can check them out here:

Happy Crafting!

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Rachel Kaylynn said... Best Blogger Tips

These turned out beautifully, I love the texture.

Esther said... Best Blogger Tips

We heart rainbows and this is beautiful rachel!

Camille Griffiths said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww, Luke's rainbow is too cute! I am definitely adding this to my list of activities to do with my lilone. Thanks for sharing:)

Mrs. Wheeler said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great! I don't know which activity I want my kids to do! I love them both! I was able to use my Mailbox login to get the free rainbow template. Thanks for the great idea!

Jamy said... Best Blogger Tips

We almost did this one today! I love tissue paper art! New follower to your blog and I love it!

Mrs. Wheeler said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! I am glad you told me that I got this from your blog, because with all the ideas I had been seeing for St. Pat's lately, I was absent-minded! I changed my post which is now linked to your site! Thanks for a great idea! My kids LOVED it. And I didn't mind the fact that it took all morning, either! Ha!