Thursday, 23 February 2012
Paper rainbows and a unicorn
Cakey really, really, really loves rainbows. One morning she wanted to make a rainbow... sadly I couldn't remember how many colours are in a rainbow, what they are or what order they go in. Jeez, that is not a good start. We looked them up –
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, 7 colours in total.
Cakey drew a rainbow as I listed each colour. Cakey wanted to draw a unicorn at the end of her rainbow. She started drawing one in green and then got angry as she had wanted to draw it in pink. I encouraged her to draw another unicorn in pink and we cut it out and stuck it over the original.
I thought that would be the end of rainbow time but NO. The drawing did not take her mind off her original intention – to make a rainbow. So I cut out six strips of coloured paper (indigo and violet just became purple) and gave her six corresponding coloured paddle pop sticks. She busily sticky taped the paper to the sticks and then stuck them into plasticine to stand up. That was the easy part.
Next was the hard part – We grabbed her toy unicorn and Cakey tried to sticky tape the ends of the paper to the unicorn. The unicorn fell over, the paper got squashed, the sticky tape came off and tears started to fall.
To rectify our pending rainbow disaster I stabilized the unicorn in some plasticine and helped to sticky tape the paper to him. When we had finished, the paper did stand up in an arch... but it didn't stay that way!! Cakey could help touching it and the paper started to flop down, but it looked fabulous anyway. As a final touch Cakey placed a little figurine underneath the rainbow.
Cakey now wants a rainbow themed 4th birthday party – so look out for more rainbows coming your way. Critters and Crayons has recently written a great rainbow post with the most amazing rainbow cupcakes. Also, check out the amazing rainbow painting with a sponge from Hands on : as we grow.
Linked to It's Playtime, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday and Red Ted Art