Happy Spring Kid’s Art Project

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We get pretty excited for spring in this family. Mama is out planting her garden (well parts of it) in the beginning of February, Daddy is just happy to not have to leave for work in the dark and drive home in the dark, and the boys are just smitten with more outdoor time.

Today in true Pacific Northwest fashion it was rainy and stormy but that didn’t take away our spring excitement!!

Mr. Precious (our 3 year old) decided he wanted to do an extra special art project to celebrate the spring solstice. I thought a rainbow and cloud would be fitting and since he already knows his colors, this could be a great time for him to learn the order of a rainbow!!

It was such a fun project and your kids will love it too. We had everything on hand to do it so no running to the store for supplies.

Here is what you will need:

White card stock paper

White paper plate

Black marker

School glue

Scissors (ours are for toddlers)

Cotton Balls

Crayons

Glitter Glue (optimal)

First I made lines on the white card stock that would become the rainbow. Between each line I wrote a letter that stood for the color needed (ROYGBIV). Then I had him color in each strip.

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After that he used his cutting skills to cut out each strip. He also cut the paper plate to be a more appropriate cloud shape.

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Then we got to gluing the cotton balls on the cloud and the strips (in order). So FUN!!

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We let it sit for a little while to dry and then came back with the glitter glue. He was the one who came up with the idea for a sparkly cloud. I absolutely love the way it turned out. He’s pretty excited that he did it all himself too.

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So Happy Spring Homesteaders!! What are your plans for Spring 2016?

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