Marshmallow Rainbows - Fine Motor Art for Kids
Today we pulled out a favorite activity, painting rainbows with marshmallows. We paint rainbows every year at this time in anticipation of spring. The boys get a huge kick out of painting with marshmallows, and I get the satisfaction of knowing that using marshmallows boosts fine motor skills.
How to Paint with Marshmallows
I set up an invitation to paint rainbows by filling up a silicone mold with the seven colors of the rainbow. I attached marshmallows to toothpicks. This step is optional. Sometimes we use toothpicks, and other times we don't.
All four boys love painting with food, so this art project is always guaranteed to captivate them all.
JZ (6) has the tendency to choose one color and stick with it. He painted a solid blue arch and proudly showed off his "rainbow".
Tank (25 months) used the marshmallows on the toothpicks for awhile then pulled them apart and rolled the marshmallows in the paint.
J-Bug (4) wanted a perfect rainbow. It was really important to him to get it right. After painting his rainbow we used school glue to attach several marshmallows to one end, forming a cloud.
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