Have you read “My Colour is Rainbow” written by Agnes Hsu and illustrated by Yuliya Gwilym? As a educator, I love books that generate discussion and can have multiple areas of investigation and this is one of them! Materials My Color is Rainbow Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692792058 (American) Plaeful: https://plaeful.co (International) Watercolour paints Sand paper Corn starch Measuring spoons Crayons Small containers Paint brushes Mixing tool (whisk, fork) Water We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Don your smock. Mix your paint. We went with 2/3 of liquid watercolour with 1/3 cornstarch. If you find that the paint turns to goop (which is also fun!), add a bit more liquid watercolour. The first time I saw this activity (way back working in summers between University) food colouring was also used. We like the vibrancy of liquid watercolour. Putting out the three primary colours allows an opportunity for your children and/or students to create the secondary colours of the rainbow! You can draw on your sandpaper with crayon to create an image if you like. Paint over it and your sandpaper, experimenting with the colours of the rainbow- can your colours enhance your image- for example do they relate to the emotions of the character you might have drawn? (Our pre-schooler used reds for his character that was “angry” and blue when he became “sad”). Purpose Creating with various types of materials. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.