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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rainbow Mosaic

St Patrick’s Day is almost here. We have spring break on March 17th so I’m sure I will have to come up with lots of leprechaun theme activities for my boys, but we recently made a rainbow mosaic.Rainbow Mosaic @ What I Live For At first my boys complained that it was too much work but once they got into it, they seemed to enjoy adding colors. Here’s how we made ours:

  • I printed off a rainbow coloring page for each of my boys that I googled. I just copied it into Microsoft Word and resized it.
  • For my older son, I wrote what colors went in each rainbow section and for my younger son I drew a little line in the corresponding colors.Rainbow Mosaic
  • We took the weekly ads and cut out little pieces of colored paper. My boys tore and used scissors to cut. Either way is great practice for hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills. We needed red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
  • Then we used a glue stick and glued one color at a time. Both of my boys wanted help on this part so I usually applied the glue and they arranged the little pieces of paper.Rainbow Mosaic
  • Once the colors were all filled in, they each cut out their rainbows.Rainbow Mosaic
  • My 6 year old took white school glue and glued cotton balls to the clouds. Rainbow Mosaic Rainbow Mosaic
This was a good activity to use up some time in the afternoon and wasn’t overwhelmingly messy, plus it was basically free! Rainbow Mosaic @ Whatilivefor.net Rainbow Mosaic @ Whatilivefor.net

I will be linking up to Works for Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library, Playful Learning Linky,  Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Share It Saturday, TGIF, The Mommy Club, We Made That Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


  1. So pretty!! Glad your boys got into it eventually. Seems like you do a lot of arts and crafts. Awesome! Thanks for the great idea. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  2. I think they came out very well. Colors and fine motor skills.

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