This rainbow was made using cardboard mosaic squares. A made arches of glue and then placed the squares onto the glue to create the rainbow. It took a while for her to do this, but I think it is a lovely rainbow.
Placing mosaic squares.
This turned out to be an excellent activity for A’s fine motor skills, as she had to pick up a single mosaic square, and then carefully place it where she wanted it. Sometimes she had to lift a square up and place it down again if she missed, or move them about in the glue to get them into position. She was getting a bit tired towards the end of the rainbow, and I helped her finish the last arch of red squares.
Sticking on some clouds.
A chose to make clouds using cotton balls. She packed the cotton balls in so the clouds are very fluffy.
When it dried, the paper under the rainbow became a bit crinkly where the glue had dried. As is A’s tendency, she did use rather a lot of glue, but it looks fine on the wall next to some of her other rainbow pictures.
There was recently a Hot Air Balloon Festival held near us, so we have been talking about hot air balloons a lot lately. This led to some hot air balloon craft using a paper plate and some cardboard.
The basket attached to the balloon.
The pegs attached to the passengers.
We used a rectangle of cardboard to make the balloon’s basket, and we attached this to the paper plate using string. A drew a picture of herself and one of her friends to be the passengers. I carefully cut around them, and we glued tiny pegs to the backs of these pictures, and left them to dry.
Placing the cardboard mosaics.
Adding more mosaics.
I had a bag of cardboard mosaics, which are little squares of coloured cardboard, great for decorating art and craft projects, or making pictures with. A brushed Clag glue all over the inside of the paper plate, and then she stuck the mosaics squares on randomly. We had to leave this to dry for a while.
A used the little pegs on the back of her passengers to attach them to the basket. We hung the balloon in her room and her passengers can go for a ride in the breeze from the window.