I can paint a rainbow

I see a rainbow way over there! Red, orange, yellow, blue, violet, indigo and green can be seen. Painting a rainbow is easy to do. We can make one inside whenever we want to!


20 min

What you need:

  • Super Washable Finger Paints
  • Waterproof Art Smock
  • Extra Jumbo Washable Markers

Skill Level

Messy Points

Step 1

Lay down some paper and put your Waterproof Art Smock on. Get your Super Washable Finger Paints within easy reach. Dip your fingers tip in one colour and draw a big rainbow beam that reaches across the page. 

Step 2

Choose another colour and follow the same line. Keep going until you have 5 bright beams.

Gently blend the rainbow beams to discover new colours. 

Step 3

Let the picture dry, then draw in the sun, some clouds and raindrops using the Extra Jumbo Washable Markers. 


Washing up is easy and fun! Warm soapy water will get the job done.

Big Thinkers

Rainbows are formed when sunlight hits the back of a raindrop. The sunlight splits apart, reflecting a rainbow back to us.

Skill Development

Sensory Play:
This is critical for a child's development. Using touch imprints learning memory and sparks sensory creativity.

Colour Exploration: 
Colour helps children connect with the world around them, can balance emotions and activates their imagination.

EYLF Outcome 3:
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.