Oh how we do love a good rainbow art project! This time we are sharing a tutorial to show you how to make a simple cotton ball rainbow art.
This one will be enjoyed especially by preschoolers (and older toddlers) as it uses a fun painting medium – the cotton balls. Great for fine motor skills and fun and messy enough for kids to thoroughly enjoy.
This one is a perfect little (and oh so simple) spring art activity for younger – toddlers and preschoolers will have a blast creating this one especially as this art project doesn’t use regular paintbrushes (same as this flower sponge art).
Your kids will have a great session of fine motor practice with this one as they are required to operate / paint with a clothes pin and a cotton ball.
What you need:
- Cotton Balls
- White Cardstock
Step by Step Instructions
Pour the rainbow paints into small dishes, easel or onto a paper plate (super handy).
If you want to make this more about fine motor skills than painting, you can offer them just one clothespin and have them switch the cotton balls for each color they use.
Let the kids dab the cotton ball into the paint and then press the cotton ball onto the canvas.
Done with the first color? Move onto the next and next and all the way to the end of the rainbow. If you are using this art project to teach about the colors of the rainbow, make sure your kids use the correct colors, if you are making this just for fun, the colors aren’t as important.
Your canvas is finished!