This rainbow rolling pin art project is always a favorite, and we usually do it around our annual rainbow theme. Little ones and big ones can do this with ease, and it always turns out beautifully.
It’s even a perfect combination of process art and gross motor skills! Children can do it alone or with another friend.
Here are our rainbows from last year. We originally got the idea from Caroline over at De Tout et de Rien and modified it so that my preschoolers could do it without getting paint on their hands. If you don’t have a rolling pin handy or if you have little ones who love the sensory aspect of painting, I recommend using her method.
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Rainbow Rolling Pin Art
Watch a video of the process!
Even though we did this just last year, my own kiddos completely forgot and were so excited to do it again.
My part is very minimal. I just taped the butcher paper to the table and helped them squeeze the best amount of paint onto it. It works best if you have the rolling pin there to figure out how to space out the paint.
Now all you need is your expert roller to push the paint into a beautiful rainbow. It’s so simple that even toddlers can make this. This will be the easiest rainbow they have ever made, and it is so fun!
Aren’t the results absolutely beautiful!
Since they love to roll over and over again, I set the first rainbow aside then let them roll over and over with another sheet.
Here are some more of my rainbow projects you might enjoy as well:
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