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Painting Rainbows With Cork For Preschoolers

Do you love painting rainbows? As an early years teacher I really enjoyed rainbow painting with preschool kids. It was always so fun. We often painted and sang at the same time.

Whenever we painted rainbows or used lots of different colours we would sing the rainbow song.

I lived in New Zealand where the native language is Maori and we would sing and learn both the colours in English and in the Te Reo Maori language. Teaching in two languages was so much fun.

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Today we have a fun and simple rainbow colours painting craft which comes as a free printable download. This preschool craft uses a wine cork and is super fun, quick and easy for young children to paint. Enjoy.

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Supplies Needed For This Rainbow Craft Idea

 

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How To Paint A Rainbow With Cork

Have your child dip a wine cork into their choice of colours and press it down into the lines on the rainbow colouring sheet.

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Alternate colours, or make each line of the rainbow a single colour as you paint complete this rainbow painting project. 

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Once you have finished with one colour, you can wash the wine cork and begin with your next rainbow colour. You could also use a number of corks if you can have a few wine corks on hand.

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Rainbow Painting As a Teaching Opportunity

Painting rainbows can be a great learning opportunity for children and completing this rainbow art is the perfect time to help your child learn their colours.

Why not have your kids repeat the name of each colour as they make a new circle on their rainbow worksheet. You might also like to sing the Rainbow song as I used to.

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Each time your child dips the wine cork into the coloured paint, they can dab it on a piece of paper towel before pressing it onto their colouring sheet to get off some excess paint.

This is not a required step, but a helpful tip so that your rainbow sheet will dry more quickly.

Enjoy.

Download Your Free Rainbow Template Here!

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You may also enjoy the following educational craft ideas for preschool kids

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Why not download this free R is for Rainbow Printable! 

R is for Rainbow preschool printables

 

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I can sing a rainbow song

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