Val’s Crafty Corner — Easy Rainbows

March 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm 3 comments

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This fun and educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy making lots of colorful St. Patrick’s Day crafts with this fun tip!

For a quick and easy way to draw beautiful rainbows, try wrapping some triangular Melissa & Doug crayons in rainbow-order with some rubber bands as shown. Slip in a piece of thick card stock or cardboard for added stability.

Invite your child to draw rainbows by moving the grouped together crayons back and forth on a sheet of paper! While drawing these rainbows, it is the perfect time to practice identifying color names.

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day cards, bookmarks, and more!

Have fun!!

Valerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of Inner Child Fun where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages — with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter, or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!

Entry filed under: Articles by, arts & crafts for kids, Blog Ambassadors, By Season, Older Kids (5+), Preschoolers (3-4 years), Spring, St Patrick's Day, Summer. Tags: , , , .

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3 Comments Add your own

  • […] Learn how to draw easy rainbows with this guest post I put together for my friends at Melissa & […]

  • 2. Linda Beckman  |  March 10, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I can use this in my classroom, 2-3 year old’s Bible Class at Church! Great idea! Thank you!

    • 3. valeriedeneen  |  March 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Fantastic, Linda! Have lots of fun!! 🙂


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