Painting is fun, no matter which way you spin it. Use an unusual painting tool for kids when you try out rainbow sponge painting!
I think kids of all ages will think that rainbow sponge painting is super cool!
Girls, boys, toddlers, preschoolers, grade-schoolers, all of them. This is a fun and magical way to paint a rainbow!
Rainbow Sponge Painting is Super Cool!
While this is a kid-friendly idea, a lot of the prep needs to be done by an adult, or older child. And you’ll need to redo some steps while your child paints, too.
I kind of felt like an artist getting this ready. My palette — a pizza pan — is a rainbow of paint colors!
How to Set up A Sponge Rainbow Painting
Simply swipe each color, in the order of the rainbow, onto a sponge.
Use a paintbrush to add the paint to the sponge
I said the paint colors as I was adding them to the sponge to teach Henry the order of the colors in a rainbow.
I had to reapply the colors onto the sponge multiple times and said the colors to Henry every time.
By the end of the activity, Henry was reciting the rainbow colors in order with me!
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Once the colors were added , I let Henry have the rainbow painted sponge and paint in any way he’d like.
He filled his paper with painted rainbows.
It was very colorfully painted, but the one thing about using so many colors is that it turns to muddy brown when they’re mixed together.
That’s why we normally stick to two corresponding colors when we paint.
An easy way to minimize this is to have plenty of blank pages to each new rainbow to be painted on. And maybe a few spare sponges too.
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By the way. See that bracelet on Henry’s wrist?
He got it from his preschool teacher for reading eight books in January. I find it funny because I forgot to write out our slips for each book we read until the last week of January.
Eight books aren’t many, but Henry is so proud of that bracelet.