This glue resist rainbow painting art activity is super fun and easy for toddlers and preschoolers! It makes a great spring activity and a wonderful way to learn and practice the colours of the rainbow! Plus the resulting art looks amazing!
Glue Resist Painting
Glue resist painting is a great way to paint with kids of all ages but especially great with toddlers and preschoolers. The glue helps them to keep the colours within the lines. This technique is especially fun when decorating more complex pictures like an Easter egg!
As described below you can use either a hot glue gun or a bottle of school glue. The advantage of using a hot glue gun is that it will dry faster and your little one will be able to paint pretty much right away. Whereas if you let your little one trace the outline of the rainbow with regular clear or white glue you will have to set it aside for at least 10 minutes to dry.
How to Set Up Glue Resist Rainbow Painting
To make the rainbow you can use a hot glue gun (this part should be done by an adult of corse). But you can also do this activity using a bottle of glue. If you are doing this activity with an older child (4 year +) you can first draw out a rainbow lightly with a pencil and then have them outline it with the glue. Set it aside to dry. (If you use a hot glue gun they can paint as soon as its dry (about 2-3 minutes).
Next, take out your water colour paints and brush and paint each section of the rainbow using the water colours.
Age Suitability for Glue Resist Rainbow Painting
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
Supplies for Glue Resist Rainbow Painting
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- Hot glue gun or bottle of glue
- Card stock or Water colour paper
- Water colours and brush
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