Remington loves to paint, and I have always loved watching his imagination come to life through his art. Recently, he started painting rainbows, and they are so good! When I came across this St.Patrick’s Day rainbow (which is all over Pinterest with no true source or tutorial unfortunately), I knew he would enjoy it!
One thing I try to look for when finding inspiration for new activity is projects that I can do with supplies I already have at home. For the Rainbow Art, all you need is paint in rainbow colors (we used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, as well as black and gold for the pot of gold!) For the paper you can use watercolor paper, construction paper or even canvas. We had some mini poster boards on hand so we used those! I liked the size and thickness for this project.
With any art project, I like to set up all of my materials (and clean up supplies) ahead of time. This makes for a smooth activity, and often gives your little the opportunity to take ownership in their own project and clean up.
First, set out a pallet of paint, as well as your water cup paint brush (you can have your kiddo dip their hand in the paint but I prefer to brush it on).
Using one color at a time, have your child make a hand print across the page. I found that using one side of the sponge at a time was a time saver. Or you could use multiple brushes. Whatever works for you! I just wanted to make sure we didn’t have a mess in between colors!
For the pot of gold, you can either paint the pot or print one out. I am not very artistic with paint, so I cut one out from my Cricut. For the coins, have your child make gold finger prints around and on top of the pot. This was Remington’s biggest challenge, but he loved it!
There you have it! Your kiddo will be so proud and this project is perfect for the season! Share below what your little loved about the Handprint Rainbow Art, or what you did differently!
XO, Amanda, The Celebrating Mama