Rainbow Painting

You will need:

  • Thick paper
  • Red, blue and yellow food colouring
  • Cotton balls
  • Plastic drinking straws
  • Water
  • Plastic clothes peg

Step 1:

Put a few drops of food colouring into separate dishes. Don’t water it down. Cut the drinking straws to a shorter length. These are going to be your paint droppers. Grip a cotton ball firmly with the peg.

Step 2:

Using the straws, put a drop of each colour onto the cotton ball.

Step 3:

Dampen your paper with a clean cotton ball and water.

Step 4:

Use your peg and coloured cotton ball to draw with. See how the colours mix and become a rainbow? How many colours are there?

Step 5:

Let the rainbows dry, cut them out and make a picture!