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. Tell your child to draw and cut out the shape of a cloud on white watercolor paper. Encourage her to make the cloud as large as she can.
  2. Have her 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 her to begin gluing strips of tissue paper to the bottom of the cloud. Encourage her to place them in rainbow order, but allow for variation and creativity. To alter the lengths of the strips, have her adhere some of the strips higher up and some lower down until the entire base of the cloud is covered.

Helpful Tip:  Layering the tissue paper from behind gives a more interesting look to the final project. Some of our tissue strips were layered 4-deep.

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