Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Today’s tissue paper craft was inspired by one of our favorite books, “What Makes a Rainbow?”
My boys love it when I read to them. When I can combine a little learning time with crafting, its a win-win for everyone (especially mommy)!
The Dollar Tree is a great place to stock up on tissue paper, you can get several colors in a pack. It really has become one of my favorite resources for crafting supplies. They have literally have everything there!!
Step 1 – Prepare Your Materials
I ripped and separated all my tissue paper into color piles. I outlined the rainbow with a pencil and had my son trace it with colored markers (I did the first couple of lines myself so he would get the idea of it).
Step 2 – Create Your Rainbow
I had him paint glue along each color line so it would be easier for him to place the tissue paper and follow a guideline. I went in between each line and filled in the gaps so we would have a nice full rainbow.
Side Note: You like colorful crafts? Oh, then you’ll love this “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book inspired fingerpaint art!
Step 3 – Finishing Touches
I really wanted my rainbow to look like the book and give it that little something extra. So, we decided to add a sun and clouds to the picture. I just drew an outline of the sun and clouds and repeated the above steps. Then, added my glue and tissue paper. Easy as pie!!
I’m really proud how this craft turned out. It looks amazing and we both had a really good time creating it. He learned about colors, tracing and following directions (which is not easy for a 3 year old). Now it’s time to read the story again!