The story is about a Mother and child who plant flower bulbs, seeds and plants and watch them grow into a rainbow of colorful blooms. I love how there is a page for each color and corresponding flowers. We get to talk about all the different flowers that we’ve seen in our yard and neighborhood and identify them by name.
Here is how my 3 year old’s artwork turned out. So bright and cheerful!
Materials you will need:
- 12″ x 12″ blue cardstock paper
- 12″ x 12″ green cardstock paper
- 12″ x 12″ piece of bubble wrap
- green paint
- paint brush
- 6 Cupcake Liners in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
- 2″ yellow paper circles
- green paper to cut stems
3. Cut green stems out for all six of your flowers out of green paper.
4. Glue the the red, orange and yellow cupcake liners at the top of your blue cardstock paper. Then glue the flower stems underneath them.
5. Glue the green, blue and purple flowers on the next row and the stems underneath them. If your stems are too long, trim them with your scissors.
6. Glue your 2″ yellow circles in the middle of your cupcake liners. I used a circle punch to punch out all my circles. If you don’t have one, you can just cut out your own, freehand them, or have your children cut out their own circles. Pom-poms or buttons would also be a fun option for the centers.
7. To finish the craft, cut off a section from your bubble wrap printed page, and glue it to the bottom of your paper to create “grass”.
The rainbow colors of this craft go along perfectly with “Planting a Rainbow” and make such a beautiful craft for spring!
Check out our crafts from years past to go along with Planting a Rainbow!