Cardboard Tube Rainbow Craft
We started with a plain paper tube and just pulled out the paints. I didn’t get any shots of the kids painting this one, but it was fun! Once the paint dried, I cut strait down the tube to make the rainbow arch.
Fine Motor Skills:
A little glue and one cotton ball for each side of the rainbow were all we needed to finish our rainbow. Fine motor tip: Pulling a cotton ball into a strand is an excellent way to practice fine motor skills. Pulling the cotton ball into a strand without ripping the cotton requires a tripod grasp and strength of the arches of both hands. This is a great way to strengthen those muscles need for an appropriate grasp on a writing utensil. Pulling cotton balls into strips of cotton is a fine motor strengthening activity that we will definitely be doing again.
So, how did we play with our rainbows after they were done? Watch this space, you’ll be seeing these rainbows again, soon!
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