Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is one of our favorite Springtime books. Not only do we check it out from our local library every spring but we make a craft to go along with it. This year we made a beautiful rainbow flower garden out of one of my favorite craft materials, cupcake liners.
- 12" x 12" blue cardstock paper
- 12" x 12" green cardstock paper
- 12" x 12" piece of bubble wrap
- green paint
- paint brush
- 6 Cupcake Liners in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
- 2" yellow paper circles
- green paper to cut stems
1. Start by painting the bubble side of your bubble wrap with green paint. Place your green cardstock paper on top of it and press down firmly all over to transfer the green paint to your paper. Peel off your green paper to reveal your bubble wrap pattern. Set the paper aside to dry completely and continue with the rest of your craft.
2. Press your cupcake liners out flat. Cut slits around each cupcake liner to make petals. Make sure to stop your cut at the center circle line of the liner. (This is great scissor practice for preschoolers. You might need to help hold the cupcake liner for your child if they are new to cutting.)