Rainbow Process Art with Toddlers
What you will need to paint rainbows:
Setting up this rainbow activity:
- Place the bubble wrap on a table. I taped ours down so it would not move.
- Pour paint into containers.
- Add brayers to containers.
Invite your toddlers to paint!
Let them roll the various colors of paint onto the bubble wrap. We did not get concerned about it being in “rainbow order”. We simply wanted them to experience using all the rainbow colors.
Have you ever used brayers before?
We’ve had ours for over 15 years, shared by all our classrooms, and they are still good as ever. Toddlers love to roll paint, and it helps strengthen the entire arm.
Make a print.
Once your toddler is finished rolling paint on the bubble wrap, hand him a piece of paper. Show him how to press it onto the painted bubble wrap. Let him pat on top of the paper.
Then, look at the results!
Have your toddler lift the paper from the painted bubble wrap. This is where the “magic” is. When they see what is on the paper, they just might want to do it again!
This is how the rainbows turned out.
But then I got to looking at the bubble wrap.
I just loved how the bubble wrap looked after being painted, and knew it would look great above our classroom window.
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