Over the Rainbow

Third Grade Arts & crafts Activities: Over the Rainbow

What You Need:

  • White watercolor paper
  • Tissue paper (in a variety of colors as selected by your child, cut in strips about 1" wide)
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to draw and cut out the shape of a cloud on white watercolor paper. Encourage them to make the cloud as large as they can.
  2. Have them glue fluffed-out cotton balls, one at a time, onto the cloud. Try to cover every part of the cloud so no paper can be seen.
  3. Flip the cloud over and ask them to begin gluing strips of tissue paper to the bottom of the cloud so that they hang in strips from the base of the cloud. Encourage them to place them in rainbow order, but allow for variation and creativity. To alter the lengths of the strips, have them adhere some of the strips higher up and some lower down until the entire base of the cloud is covered.
    • Note: As you glue the tissue paper strips along the base, try layering the strips for a more interesting look and depth in the final product.
  4. When you're done, flip the cloud back over and you're ready to hang your one-of-a-kind rainbow!

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