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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