We have piles and piles of snow where I live. Ice storms are still a regular thing. And last week we were stuck inside because temps dipped down to -40. So what do I do? Well, I start dreaming of sunshine and rainbows, lots of rainbows. So, get ready because I am about to fill this blog with all things rainbow.
I honestly can't help myself. There is just something so uplifting and promising at the sight of a rainbow. Not to mention, there are way too many unattractive rainbow craft ideas out there. And, I want people to know that rainbows can be tasteful and sophisticated.
So, let's start with something quick and simple!
Supplies: white card-stock or watercolor paper, computer paper, crayons, iron, and frame.
Process: Have your kids draw a rainbow with cheap/waxy crayons on white card-stock or watercolor paper. I like the idea of a really small and simple rainbow for this project. The white space around it, balances out the bright colors. Then, go over it again, pushing hard and letting bits of wax remain on the paper. Next, place a piece of computer paper on top of it and iron for 20 seconds. This process will melt the crayon making it all meld together. Now, go frame it!
Time: This should not take more than five minutes.
I think this activity would make a fun gift for a teacher, grandparent, or kept in the home in a kid's room, playroom, or incorporated into a gallery wall.