Rainbow rainy day art is a simple STEAM activity for kids. Kids love to draw using a rainbow of colors and watch how quickly their drawings are transformed by the rain.
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Rainbow Rainy Day Art
Making rainbow rainy day art is a simple and fun STEAM activity for kids. All you need are some washable markers, watercolor paper, and the desire to get creative on a rainy day.
I recommend a heavyweight (140lb) watercolor paper to be able to withstand the rain. I do not recommend the ultra washable markers because they wash away too much. Use the regular washable markers if you can find them.
If you really want to try this activity but don’t have any rain in the forecast, I recommend using a Haws Indoor Plastic Watering Can to ‘rain’ on your drawings. This style of watering creates a light sprinkling of water that would easily transform rainbow drawings into rainbow rainy day art. Take it outside to use it or try it in the bath, shower, or large sink.
Rainbow Rainy Day Art Supplies
Rainbow Rainy Day Art Directions
1. Draw on paper using a rainbow of colors. You can draw a rainbow like the one above, you can doodle using all of the colors of the rainbow like the photos below, or draw in any other way your heart desires.
2. Place your rainbow drawing out in the rain and watch what happens. Kids love this! Alternatively, you can put it outside and set a timer to go back and check it in a few minutes. Don’t leave it out too long in a heavy rain or it will all wash away!
3. Pick up your rainbow rainy day art and carefully bring it inside to allow to dry. Hold it as flat as possible when you carry it in. The colors may shift and change depending on how much water is on the paper. Watching the colors move on wet paper is also loads of fun for kids!
That’s it! Rainbow rainy day art is a simple and fun STEAM activity for kids!
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