Surprise Rainbow

Watch the magic colours run!

What to do

  1. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half.
  2. Draw the outline of a rainbow on the top sheet using a black pen.
  3. On the bottom sheet colour in your rainbow.
  4. Fold the towel back in half (with the black rainbow outline on top) and gently place the paper into a bowl of water.
  5. Watch your colourful rainbow magically appear! 

Support from the Play team

"This is a simple, creative and quick activity that may well leave your children in awe! Suitable for ages three and upwards, it’s a great game to encourage wonder, problem solving and fine motor skills. It’s a great way to experiment with water and colour, and a beautiful thing to display in your window."

Power of Play: Surprise Rainbow!

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