Rainbow Craft: Black Glue and Salt Watercolor Rainbow

Rainbow Crafts for kids - Black glue and salt watercolor rainbow #watercolors #rainbow
With all the rainy weather this month, April is the perfect time for some fun rainbow activities. We recently made a rainbow craft using black glue, salt and watercolors. I in love with the vibrant textured rainbows we created and am excited to share how your kids can make this simple rainbow craft as well.
You will need:

  • Salt
  • White glue
  • Black paint
  • Watercolors
  • Pencil
  • White paper

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To make black glue, empty your glue bottle so it’s only half full. Then add some squirts of black paint. Use enough black paint to fill up an additional quarter of the glue bottle. Shake the mixture until it is totally combined.

Draw a rainbow on a sheet of white paper and outline it with the black glue. Let this dry for a few hours until the glue has hardened to the touch.

Now it’s time to start painting. If you have younger kids who have trouble remembering the colors of the rainbow, you can paint a dot of the correct color into each section so they can follow along.
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My kids were careful to stay within the lines of black glue.
rainbow art
Make sure your painting is fairly wet before adding salt. If parts of it have dried already, have your child go over it again with a wet brush.
watercolor rainbow
Next, add your salt. A shaker works great here so that kids can shake the salt on themselves.
salt and watercolors
Leave the salt on until the painting dries and then you can shake off the excess.
rainbow art project
You will be left with a vibrant rainbow craft which has a sandy texture. This rainbow craft will brighten up any rainy day.
rainbow crafts
For more fun with black glue check out:
Fall Leaves using Black Glue

Hearts with Black Glue
Hearts with Black Glue - looks like stained glass! So easy to do.
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