Making Rainbow Art
Making rainbow rainy day art is a simple and fun STEAM activity for kids. All you need are some washable markers, watercolor paper or heavyweight card, and the desire to have fun and get creative on a rainy day.
If you really want to try this activity but don’t have any rain in the forecast, we recommend using a watering can to ‘rain’ on your drawings.
It is easy to create a light sprinkling of water that can easily transform rainbow drawings into rainbow rainy day art with a small watering can.
If you choose this method, take your watering can outside with your rainbow art and use it to rain on your drawing. You can create rain art with a watering can in the bathtub, a shower, or a large sink.
STEP 1 – INVITE CHILDREN TO DRAW ON HEAVY WATERCOLOR PAPER OR CARD USING A RAINBOW OF COLORS
Have your children draw a rainbow invite them to create artwork and doodles using all of the colors of the rainbow in any way they choose.
STEP 2 – PLACE RAINBOW RAINY DAY ART OUT IN THE RAIN
Place your rainbow drawing out in the rain and watch what happens. Children love watching the rain create new art!
Alternatively, you can put rain art outside and set a timer to go back and check it in a few minutes, but don’t leave it out too long in heavy rain or it will all wash away!
No rain? No problem!! Use a watering can to rain down on your artwork.
STEP 3 – ALLOW RAINY DAY ART TO DRY
Pick up your rainbow rainy day art and carefully bring it inside to allow to dry. Hold it as flat as possible when you carry it in–watch out it can drip!
The colors may shift and change depending on how much water is on the paper. Watching the colors move on wet paper is also loads of fun for kids!