Kids Rainbow Art {perfect for Spring!}

Hello Friends! Hope your wee is off to a fantastic start.  Have I ever mentioned I have the best in-laws ever?  I do.  They whisked my boys away to their house for the weekend and I was able to accomplish so many projects around the house.  Some boring projects like laundry, but some fun ones too like Spring decorating- Yay! More on that later and the updates I’ve been making around the house.  It’s looking very Springy and updated!  Meanwhile…it’s still freezing cold with snow on the ground, but let’s not talk about that. 

Today I’m super excited to share a fun {and bright} Kids Rainbow Art project for St. Patrick’s Day…or just Spring! How-to-make-kids-rainbow-art-for-St.Patricks-Day-with-free-printable This project is the perfect way to spend time with a kiddo and work on something together.  My boys LOVE to paint and have been really into drawing rainbows lately.  With St.Patrick’s Day coming up and with the dreariness of the cold weather, gray skies and all the snow covering the ground, why not create a bright piece of rainbow art!   Here’s what you’ll need:

Paint in the colors of the rainbow ~ a blank canvas ~ paintbrushes


Let’s get started…


My oldest is only in kindergarten, so hasn’t memorized ROY-G-BIV yet.  To make remembering the order of the colors of the rainbow easier, I lined up the paint colors in order and put them in order on the plate.  


Then, I just told him to paint stripes all the way across the canvas.


Love his finished Artwork…


Leaving it just like this would be perfectly fine, but we wanted to make it more for St.Patrick’s Day.


Here’s where mom (me) steps in…


Create a stencil without any fancy machine…I designed the image and text I wanted on the computer and printed it off.  This can easily be done in Word or any other free online program like PicMonkey.  Or…just download and print off my Lucky Us Stencil.


Cut out the lettering and place onto the canvas.


Lightly trace around the letters with a pencil.


Paint inside the pencil lines.  I chose to use white for the letters and gold dimensional paint for the Lucky Horseshoe.


We had a ball working on a piece of artwork together!  It’s not often we get time just the two of us now that he’s in school.


I loved this look so much that I created a St.Patrick’s Day Lucky Printable  with the same look.  Simply download and print onto a heavyweight paper like cardstock.  Frame and enjoy!

 *This post was previously shared on NY Melrose blog*

Feeling Springy at your house too?

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