Rainbow Collages

Making a paint sample rainbow

How to Make Rainbow Collages

This is a great rainy day activity that is perfect for toddlers mastering their cutting and gluing skills, but is also fabulous for creative bigger kids. Whilst we don’t condone pilfering all of their paint chip cards for craft use, Bunnings does have a wonderful regular free DIY Kids’ Club held on weekends and they also always have a section near the front entrance that is full of leftover cardboard boxes. There are so many uses for these and they are just perfect for recycling into a few ‘canvases’ for art projects like this one.

Step 1

Making a paint sample rainbow

Organise all of your materials

What you will need:

  • Coloured cardboard or Paint sample cards in the colours of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Cardboard box cut into squares approximately 20cm x 20cm square to form a ‘canvas’

Step 2

Making a paint sample rainbow

Use scissors to cut cardboard or sample cards into strips, then into smaller squares.

Step 3

Making a paint sample rainbow

Trace a rainbow shape onto your cardboard canvas.

Step 4

Making a paint sample rainbow

Glue the coloured squares to the cardboard canvas, working from the centre colour of indigo outwards.

Making a paint sample rainbow

TIP: Bigger kids can get really creative with this project and create a gradual change of colour between stripes of the rainbow by using other shades of the 7 main colours. Your coloured squares and canvas can be as large or small as your Brisbane Kids desire – why not let them create a huge masterpiece?!

Making a paint sample rainbow

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