Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let's Build a Rainbow

Today we built a Rainbow!
We used a foam ball cut in half, colored noodles,
 pipe cleaners and a paper plate.

First, we colored our noodles.
We did it yesterday while she was still willing...
To color noodles you add a little Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of food coloring.
This was a great way to see how to mix colors.

Then, we put them onto pipe cleaners,
counting as we went.
She is doing a lot of learning at this moment:
Sorting, Using Fine Motor Skills, Identifying colors, and Counting.
Look how engaged she is!

She loved attaching the pipe cleaners
to the foam ball.
We had a few technical difficulties,
I wish I would have glued the foam balls to the plate BEFORE we started.
But all in all it was a great activity!


  1. Thanks for dropping by Mama Pea Pod - looks like you guys are having some lovely rainbow fun this spring!

  2. Thanks Radn and Mama Pea Pod for stopping by!

  3. Love this idea! Great for fine motor skills too!


  4. This is lovely! I love the process and the product - I'm always a fan of rainbows. Lovely to see you at the Play Academy!

  5. I love this! Especially the fact that it's 3 dimensional :)

  6. Beautifully done! :) Just shared this on FB and Twitter! Thanks for paticiparting in High paw. Hope to see you again! And, stop by and enter our giveaways! We're celebrating our bear's birthday giving away some educational toys :)

  7. Love it! She looks so proud of her art too :) Thanks for linking this to the Rainbow Connection!


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