Sticky Wall Rainbow

Sticky Wall RainbowGracen just recently started talking about rainbows a lot, which couldn’t have come at a better time with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner.  Since her Valentine’s colouring matching sticky wall activity was such a hit, I decided we’d do a variation of it for the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

IMG 6561This time, using the same method as I did last time, I drew a quick rainbow with clouds on the contact paper. 

IMG 6560And instead of construction paper cut-outs, this time I included tissue paper pieces (in coordinating rainbow colours) and cotton balls for the clouds.

IMG 6567I thought Gracen might ask what the cotton balls were for, given that the rainbow drawing really didn’t include any white, but not the case.  She immediately dove into the bowl and started filling up the clouds.

IMG 6574Clearly, the cotton balls were the favourite of this activity.  If I would have known, I would have attempted to dye cotton balls in all of the rainbow colours and skipped the tissue paper all together, but maybe we can try that another time.  

Once all of the cotton balls had been used in one way or another, she began sticking the red tissue paper pieces on, lining them up just so.  After a few, she looked at them sideways, then looked at me and  exclaimed, “A row, Mum!  Just like a real rainbow.”  For the next week or so, I can almost guarantee that Miss G will be working on her rainbow rows.


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8 thoughts on “Sticky Wall Rainbow

  1. Lisa says:

    Oh another great one

  2. jessicalmcd says:

    What a great activity for learning colors. I love the clouds too!

  3. Broccoli and Rice Cakes says:

    Great idea. Practical question: when did you get the time to cut out the paper? If I tried doing that whilst my little lady was around, I’m sure she’d ambush me, the multi-coloured paper and the scissors!

    • jkossowan says:

      Hahaha! So true! To be honest, the tissue pieces were actually already little squares (I bought them that way) and all I had to do was chop them in half to make them rectangular, so it was a quick job. If I had to cut them out from big sheets of tissue, it would have definitely been a nap time/ evening job. 🙂

  4. Love this! The addition of the cotton balls is great. What a fun sensory experience. Just pinned!

  5. Renee says:

    Try those multipacks of mini pom poms – then you wouldn’t have to mess with the dye 🙂 – Love your idea.

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