Looking for a quick and easy painting activity for the kids? If you love the colors of the rainbow, here’s a simple and mess free sensory bag painting for kids.  Make your own rainbow in a bag.  Just a few simple supplies and time for some playful and colorful rainbow art for preschool and elementary kids!

MAKE A RAINBOW IN A BAG

NO MESS FINGER PAINTING

Homemade sensory play is a great way to occupy a morning or afternoon at home with some hands-on fun! Even better this colorful paint in a bag idea is a fun way of doing finger painting without the mess.

We love hands-on and tactile play with all sorts of sensory recipes. This simple rainbow in a bag activity requires just a few supplies.  Fun for all ages and great to add to a rainbow theme.  

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HOW IS A RAINBOW MADE?

A rainbow is formed when light passes through water droplets hanging in the atmosphere.  The water droplets break white sunlight into the seven colors of the visible spectrum.  You can only see a rainbow when the sun is behind you and the rain in front of you.

There are 7 colors in the rainbow; in order violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red.

Make sure to look out for a rainbow next time it rains!  Now let’s try a rainbow ziploc painting!

RAINBOW IN A BAG

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Gallon size zip top bag
  • Piece of white paper (may need to be cut down to fit inside the bag)
  • Paint (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)

HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW IN A BAG

STEP 1. Make a large rainbow arch on the piece of white paper with the red paint. Continue to make an arch in each color of the rainbow with the paint.

Tip: If you find that your paint has open spaces, you can use the end of a paintbrush as pictured to fill in space.

STEP 2. Carefully place the paper into the gallon-sized zipper bag. Be careful not to touch the paint against the bag when placing the paper inside the bag.

STEP 3. Seal the bag and make sure the bag is completely closed. At this point, it’s ok that the paint touches the bag.

STEP 4. Now use your fingers and hands to move the paint around and mix the colors.

Plenty of mess-free fun with this colorful paint in a bag!

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