Continuing with our theme of rainbows for the upcoming St Patrick’s day celebrations, we have another this week. Like all the crafts we post, it’s a really simple activity that the children can virtually do themselves. There are only a few parts of this craft that they will need help with, cutting out the pot and not spilling the paint!
We love crafts that help to document little hands and feet at different stages. This one uses fingerprints to form the different parts of the rainbow. The kids are going to love it because they get to stick their hands into the paint!
Here is what you will need:
White and Black Paper
Paints in the colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
Here is how you make it:
- Have an adult cut out the shape of a pot from the black paper
- Glue the black pot to the bottom lefthand corner of the white paper
- Take the lids off the paints and pour a little of each colour out
- Have the child dip their pointer finger into the red paint and make an arch of fingerprints from the pot, upwards and then down towards the bottom right hand corner of the white paper
- Wipe all residual paint off the child’s finger
- Repeat this action with the orange, then yellow, then green, then blue, then purple
- Put some glue on the top of the black pot with a glue stick
- Sprinkle on some gold glitter
- Make green shamrocks by dipping the pointer finger in the green paint and making a cluster of 4 fingerprints.
- Allow to dry completely
Have you tried this craft? We would love to hear how you went in the comments below or post us a picture on our Facebook or Instagram pages using the hashtag #babyviewpics.
Craft and Photo Credit: Crafty Morning
Gemma is a kiwi Mum of one and is the Editor for The Baby View. She also works with preschool children, loves cooking, loves sunshine, loves chocolate and loses countless hours at a time looking at cute baby pictures on Instagram!