It's the Luck of the Irish! Rainbow Art from

Can you believe Little is in Kindergarten?   Now I work toward Kindergarten age crafts for her and she is good at it.  This past summer she made a very creative scrapbook that answers the question all teachers ask "what did you do this summer?"

Our family has a bit of the Irish and we can trace our family roots back to Ireland.  Have fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day by creating this fun and simple art project  by with your child or grandchild.

Rainbow Art

Math doesn't need to be boring or intimidating. Show your kindergartner how to create a vibrant spring rainbow as they are introduced to ideas such as geometry, shape, counting, and more! Your kindergartner will be inspired by this colorful mosaic project that gets them in touch with their creative side.

Before beginning this activity, work together to find more information on weather and rainbows. Encourage questions such as, “Why are rainbows made?”, “How are rainbows made?”, “What colors are really in a rainbow?”, or simply “What is a rainbow?”. Consult a non-fiction book or website for answers, and enjoy showing your kindergartner one of many fun ways to engage with geometry!

What You Need:
  • Piece of cardboard (recycle a cereal, cracker, or moving box)
  • Scissors
  • Clear drying, non-toxic glue
  • Construction paper in a rainbow of colors
  • Pencil

What To Do:

  1. Cut out mock mosaic tiles. Traditional mosaic art is created from glass, ceramic, or other hard tile. These kid -friendly "tiles" are actually small shapes cut from paper.
  2. Identify the different shapes that they have cut (such as triangles, squares, or rectangles). Make sure you have a pile of paper "tiles" in a variety of colors.
  3. Use a pencil to lightly outline each line of the rainbow on the piece of cardboard. This will be a guide for where to place the paper tiles.
  4. Place a line of glue over the first curved line.
  5. Quickly place the paper shapes onto the glue (before it dries).  Count the number of "tiles" as you go along.
  6. Repeat for each band of the rainbow.
(Rainbow Art craft project was provided by  Edited with permission.)

Add a pot of gold for St. Patrick's Day or create colorful flowers from multi-color tissue paper for Spring.  Do you have any ideas to teach the "basics" to kids through our art?  Share in the comments.

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  1. I bet they enjoyed that as much as you did :) very cool!


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