5 Ways to Create the Rainbow

5 ways to make life brighter! Try out our rainbow techniques using Crayola supplies to make colourful ROYGBIV creations.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Watercolour Pencils
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Watercolours
  • Canvas
  • Coffee Filter
  • Water
  • Cardstock
  • Comb
  • Spray Bottle Disposable Cup
  • Hair Dryer

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This craft includes the use of a hair dryer. Adult assistance required.

Rainbow Comb Painting

1
Step 1

Pour small amount of each paint color onto canvas, overlapping slightly.

2
Step 2

Drag comb through paint to create desired pattern. Dry 1–2 hours.

Rainbow Tie Dye Coffee Filter

1
Step 1

Colour on coffee filter with markers.

2
Step 2

Spray with water. Dry 1–2 hours.

Rainbow Watercolour Drip

1
Step 1

Sketch and colour cityscape with watercolour pencils on cardstock.

2
Step 2

Blend colours with water using paint brush. Tilt cardstock vertically to create drip effect. Dry 1–2 hours.

Rainbow Watercolour Resist Art

1
Step 1

Draw design with white crayon on white cardstock.

2
Step 2

Paint over crayon with watercolours to reveal the resist. Dry 1–2 hours.

Rainbow Melted Crayon Art

1
Step 1

Partially rip each crayon wrapper to expose half of crayon.

2
Step 2

With the help of an adult, hold crayon a few inches above canvas and use hair dryer to melt crayon onto canvas. Repeat with different colours to create desired pattern. Let cool 15 minutes.

  • Occasion:

    • St. Patrick's Day,

    • Summer,

    • Rainy Day Crafts

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult


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