Whenever we craft, Harper’s favourite thing to make/paint/draw is rainbows. Now whilst I love rainbows, making them the focus of every craft project can get a tad dull, and it involves getting all the paint out, doing a rainbow in a minute flat, and then leaving me to clear up.
So when we had a long day of waiting in for a courier last week and whilst Grayson napped, Harper suggested we make a rainbow Father’s Day card. I fibbed and said the paintbrushes were in the wash and let’s see what else we can find to paint with. So we found a clean sponge, a random balloon lying around, and her hands and feet. And do you know what…? We had a lot of fun, and made a lot of mess!
You Will Need:
- Child-friendly paint in rainbow colours
- Kitchen sponge
- Hands and feet
- For sponge painting you squirt a dollop of rainbow coloured paints into the middle of the sponge. Then on paper wipe the sponge in an arch shape to create a rainbow. We also experimented with stamping the sponge, and Harper really enjoyed making a repeating pattern of rainbow colours that resembled ice lollies!
2. For balloon painting, put paint in rainbow colours onto a dish and roll the end of the balloon into the colours. Then get stamping!
We also experimented with hand and feet painting, which Harper loved. They didn’t quite go to plan because I painted the rainbow upside-down on her hands, and it turns out the arches on Harper’s feet were too high to get a satisfactory print. Oh well, at least the process was fun.
~ Laura xx ~