Kids love sponge painting; there’s just something extra fun about it.
My kids also love rainbows. They’re just so bright and cheerful!
Today I’ll show you how to make a sponge painting rainbow with your kids. It’s fun and easy to do!
What you’ll need to make Sponge Painting Rainbows:
This sponge painting craft can get a little messy, so you might want to make sure your kids are wearing old clothes and working on a covered surface so things don’t get too crazy.
Cut your sponge to about 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. We just cut along the short edge of the sponge.
Paint one line of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple paint across the surface of the sponge. Use a lot of paint so that it will streak across the page.
Show your kids how to turn the sponge upside down on the paper and drag it in an arch to make a rainbow.
If you run out of paint partway through, you can add more paint to the sponge and keep going. As long as you place the sponge back in the same spot, the colors will turn out just fine and won’t mix.
When the rainbow is finished, cut a small piece of sponge and grip it with the clothespin.
Dip the sponge piece into white paint and dab on some clouds below the rainbow.
When the rainbow is done, let your kids experiment with streaking other colors. Sponge streak painting is a blast!
When your child’s sponge painting rainbow picture dries, hang it from your fridge or let your kids hang it in their room. The cheery design will keep you happy even when skies are bleak!