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February 13, 2015

Rainbow Activities for Kids

We love creating rainbows, because for some reason all sensory play and art projects are more fun when they come in a beautiful array of colors!

21 rainbow activities for kids including art, sensory play, science, and more!

21 Rainbow Activities for Kids

If we had to choose just one favorite rainbow play recipe it would hands down be our rainbow slime.  Thankfully we don't have to choose just one.

How to make rainbow slime for sensory play - Isn't it gorgeous?

This two ingredient sand paint recipe has a cool, gritty texture and comes in a rainbow of colors.

Making rainbow toast is a great way to get creative at snack time.

How to make rainbow toast - edible milk paint recipe

Ice is ideal for simple sensory play on a hot day, and rainbow ice makes this chilly play recipe a multisensory experience.

Have you ever made baked cotton balls?  We made them in every color of the rainbow to create gorgeous, open ended art.

How to make rainbow art with baked cotton balls - inexpensive, open ended process art for kids

Epsom salts are an inexpensive material for tactile play, and they are easy to dye.

Everyone knows kids love playdough, and this color surprise playdough is sure to delight children of all ages.

How to make rainbow color surprise playdough - Kids will love the surprise color that appears from this super soft playdough recipe!

If your kids like arts and crafts this rainbow resist art is simple and fun.

This simple tutorial to dye rice doesn't require any alcohol or vinegar, and it's so easy my toddlers help make it.

Slime is one of our favorite recipes for play, and every now and then we like to change it up and put a spin on a classic.  This rainbow sand slime has a unique texture and still stretches and oozes wonderfully.

Have you made foam dough before?  If not, you need to try it!  It's soft and fluffy and feels the way a child expects a cloud to be.  The best part is, it erupts!

How to make beautiful, textured, colorful foam dough that ERUPTS.

I'm going to be honest with you.  Oobleck is pretty dang cool even when it's left white and uncolored, so when you add a color mixing rainbow to it, it is Ooblecktastic.

I may have a slight obsession with homemade paint recipes.  This rainbow flour paint is one that I am most proud of, because it's original and super simple to make.

Super simple homemade paint recipe in gorgeous, vibrant colors!  The texture is smooth and silky, perfect for using brushes or finger painting.

I'm not a fan of eating jello, but it sure makes for wonderful sensory play.  Even better is a bin full of rainbow jello!

Our simple, no fail method for dyeing pasta results in vibrant colors without the need for alcohol or vinegar.

How to make gorgeous rainbow pasta for art and sensory play - This method doesn't require vinegar or alcohol and is so simple, a toddler can do it.

If you're intrigued at the thought of making your own paint but unsure of where to start, this quick paint recipe is for you.  Seriously, it takes two minutes to whip up.

Are these not the most gorgeous eruptions you've ever seen?  It only takes a few minutes to turn regular eruptions into rainbow eruptions!

Make beautiful rainbow eruptions with baking soda and vinegar - exciting for kids and grown ups alike!

Sidewalk chalk paint is easy to make with just two ingredients and water, so it's easy to whip up a batch in every color.

Painting with marshmallows is a fantastic way to boost fine motor skills through art.

Making rainbows with marshmallows - fine motor painting for kids

If you have little ones who like to sample art and sensory materials, this edible rainbow paint recipe is ideal.  It's fun for older kids too!

If you're wondering what to do with all the broken pieces of sidewalk chalk you have in your yard, why not make a batch of crushed chalk paint?

Crushed chalk - a great way to use up broken chalk bits - perfect for art and play recipes

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21 rainbow activities for kids including art, sensory play, science, and more!

More colorful sensory activities:

Color mixing with our favorite erupting paint recipe Summer sensory dough in seasonal scents and colors - it's so easy and inexpensive to make! Dazzling sparkle paint recipe you can make in two minutes or less!


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