So now I know, my kids know (well, my 5 year old is learning, the order that is), and we have happy, normal rainbows. And we can create them in many different ways. One easy way involves only play dough, a sheet of paper with a simple rainbow drawn on it, and a sheet protector (see picture below). That's it! Of course you need play dough in the colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple (or violet for you artist types) but that's easy enough to make or even buy if you so choose.
Want to make your own play dough? Here is my quick, go-to recipe from The Imagination Tree:
- 2 cups All Purpose White Flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1.5 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar (it's OK to skip this but it helps make the dough smoother)
- Food Coloring (gel colors are the most vibrant colors), glitter, and/or scent
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead dough until it's no longer sticky. It will be very hot so be cautious. If the dough is sticky add a little flour as you knead until it reaches desired play dough texture.
What kind of rainbows have you been creating lately?