Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on March 17, 2013

in A Rainbow of My Own, Abstract Rainbows, Children's Books, Creative Art

In my previous post, I shared with you our rainbow weaving. Along with our rainbow weaving, we also explored a simple but extremely beautiful abstract rainbow painting process…

Simple abstract rainbow painting

To prepare for our rainbow painting activity, Mrs. Courtney cut up an oatmeal box into half circles. The oatmeal box is a nice sturdy cardboard that is already shaped round and holds it’s rounded shape when cut apart. So Mrs. Courtney just cut across the box to make circles then in half again to make half circles…

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

Every color of the rainbow was set out on the table along with our rainbow strips of cardboard…

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

The children used the rainbow strips to create their own rainbows by pressing the edge of the cardboard strips into the paint then making a print on their paper…

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

Every rainbow took on it’s own unique style based on what was most interesting to each child…

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

This was so simple to set up that when the children asked if they could make another rainbow the next day, we set it all out again using the same strips from the day before…

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

 I love the abstract look of our rainbows – they are simply beautiful!

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings by Teach Preschool

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This idea was 100% inspired by Paper Tube Stamping from Makes and Takes

Paper Plate Rainbow from Blog Me Mom

Paper Strip Rainbows from Teach Preschool

 

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