Kids Art: Rainbows!

“Kids Art” was a program created to pair a book with a larger art project for ages 3-7 (and occasionally a few 2-year-old siblings). The library already hosts a monthly craft program for grades 1-6, but I wanted a messy art club for my littles. In the program, I stress a lot about how process is more important than product. Since that’s the goal, I don’t show parents a “sample” completed picture and just explain what the kids are using that day to create. Particularly since we’re almost always painting or getting messy, the goal is for everyone to have a good time!

For March, the kids colored coffee filters with markers and then sprayed them with water to make rainbows! I modified this a Pinterest pin, originally written at Meaningful Mama.

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And the books that we shared while their creations dried:

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Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Raindrops: A Shower of Colors by Chieu Anh Urban
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

4 comments on “Kids Art: Rainbows!

  1. Homeschool Crafts
    June 21, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    The coffee filter artwork are so beautiful!

    • Katie
      July 5, 2013 at 9:22 am #

      Thank you! They had a blast making them!

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