How to Make a Paper Rainbow Mosaic
Rainbows are a popular image in kids' art projects. Bits of torn or cut paper can be used to make a beautiful rainbow mosaic. This is a page about how to make a paper rainbow mosaic.
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Rainbow crafts are popular for the St. Patrick's Day theme. There are so many different ways to create and learn about them. One way is to make a mosaic. This craft is simple and can lead to unique ideas about how to represent a rainbow. Many students in my class stuck with "ROY G BIV", while others made straight lines and color explosions. Any way the craft is completed, the rainbows are still beautiful.
Total Time: 10-20 minutes per
- 1 sheet of white or light blue construction paper
- liquid school glue
- 3/4 to 1-inch squares of colored construction paper (rainbow colors)
- To create a 'normal' rainbow, draw a curved glue line on your paper. Start adding red squares to the line.
- Finish adding red squares to the first line of glue. Draw another line below the first.
- Add orange squares along the second line.
- Continue adding glue lines and the next rainbow color until you feel the rainbow is complete.
- Here is an example of a color explosion rainbow. A couple kids in my class did something similar to this.
- Here are two more examples of how I've seen kids represent rainbows. According to a student I had, the blue line in the second photo serves as clouds.