Rainbows make people happy even if they don’t look exactly like a rainbow. This simple rainbow painting art project was easy to set up and my daughter and I had fun painting rainbows using combs instead of paint brushes. It was the perfect short little craft to reconnect with her after returning home from a weekend away. When I suggested we paint rainbows she went running for the playroom and pointing out that she was already wearing a rainbow shirt. Clearly, it was meant to be.
Rainbow Painting with Combs
- Gather your materials. You will need paint in rainbow colors, a dish, combs (bought at the dollar store), and paper.
- Pour the paint into the dish making sure it’s in the right order. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
- Dip in the comb.
- Spread! I just let her explore using the teeth and the back of the comb.
- The end result was awfully awesome.
- I made the others, going back and forth a few times and using both sides of the combs. It was fascinating to watch the colors spread and when I made a rainbow painting, she was enthralled. ” Make ‘nother rainbow Mama!” so I did.
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Leslie Lyons says
We so often forget that ‘simple’ can be just enough for the little ones! Great project.
Gorgeous!! We have been loving rainbow painting lately too. Love the use of combs! Simple and perfect for a toddler.
What a fun idea! My kids would love this! It was so great to meet you this weekend at EVO.
This comment totally slipped through. It was such a pleasure to meet you and I wish we had a chance to talk more. I love your blog .
Love the comb idea will try it this fall with my class.
Oh I really like this! I will steal my little brother paints later and try this out!
Simple &easy activities I’ll play with my grandson..he will enjoy it .awesome n meaning ideas