There is a day for everything. April 3rd has the honor of being Find a Rainbow Day (mark it on your calendar). The science behind rainbows is fun to explore with children and rainbow craft projects are always sure to bring a smile too! We painted Rainbow Rocks tonight in honor of Find a Rainbow Day and we had a good time. Well, I will admit, Big Sister was frustrated that she couldn’t get all the colors of the rainbow onto her rock. But practice makes perfect….and she was able to fit them all on a rock by the end. It’s a good thing rocks are in abundance in our backyard!
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- Acrylic Paint
- Newspaper or something to cover your workspace with in case paint spills
(The girls are 15 months, 3 weeks apart and we are ALWAYS hearing “Are they twins?” It really doesn’t make people less confused when the girls dress up as twins….like they the day we painted rainbow rocks in 2013)
How to Make Rainbow Rocks
- Complete a nature scavenger hunt and search for rocks. Look for small, long, bumpy, and flat rocks. Bring those rocks home.
- Wash the rocks and allow them to dry.
- Using acrylic paint, paint rainbows on the rocks. The colors of a rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
Looking for more rainbow crafts? Check out these Tissue Paper Rainbows….ours are still hanging up in the window!
Rainbow Reading Materials
Once you are all done making Rainbow Rocks, keep painting! Create some rock bugs for the back porch or the garden. Kids have so much fun painting and carrying around their creations!
We love crafting! Be sure to check out our Craft Posts for more ways to create fun, frugal crafts and projects at your house!