I featured this project on Instagram (@makelearngo) and Facebook (Make Learn Go) last week, but never got around to posting about it here on the blog. We did this project while learning about rainbows before St. Patrick’s Day, but this is a great project to do any time of the year! It’s a fun way for your child to work on color recognition and color matching as well as hand-eye coordination.
(For another fun St. Paddy’s Day craft your child will love, check out our Tissue Box Leprechaun Trap!)
For this project, you will need:
- Plain white sheet of paper
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple)
- Dot markers (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple) – we love Do-A-Dot Art! Markers
To make the dot art rainbow:
- Grown-up: Draw a thin arc in each color of the rainbow to make the template for your child to stamp over.
- Child: Choose the correct color of dot marker to match the first arc of the rainbow.
- Child: Stamp over the arc with the coordinating color of dot marker, trying to keep the dots following along the line as closely as possible. Continue until the entire arc is covered in dots.
- Child: Continue steps 3 & 4 with each arc until your rainbow is complete!
So easy, fun, and educational! Go get to work with your little artist, and share a picture with us for a chance to be featured on our Instagram and Facebook pages!
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