Welcome to Pin-Tastic Summer Week 2. If you’re just joining us, please click over to read the Pin-Tastic Summer intro post and then join us for some summer fun.
This week’s theme is:
First thing, my son Joey waned me to make sure to let everyone know that this isn’t a GIRLY Rainbow Week. All of the activities are very gender-neutral and will be just as fun for boys as girls.
This weeks activities include:
* Monday: Rainbow Rice
* Tuesday: Rainbow Fruit Dessert
* Wednesday: Rainbow Swirl Cards
* Thursday: Rainbow Windsocks
* Friday: Sparkling Rainbow Art
Rainbow Week Shopping List
If you’d like to prepare ahead so you have all components on hand, here’s this week’s shopping list.
- 1 plastic bin (I use the plastic shoe boxes you can buy at Walmart for $1 each)
- 1 large bag white rice
- 5 tbsp rubbing alcohol
- Food Coloring (4 colors, minimum)
- quart-sized ziplock bags
Rainbow Fruit Dessert
- 1 type of fruit for each color of the rainbow.
(I used raspberries, apricots, mango, kiwi, blueberries, purple grapes)
- whipped cream (if you feel like a really nice mom, which, of course, you do)
Rainbow Swirl Cards
- A plastic bin/shoebox (use the same one from the rainbow rice or pick up two when you’re shopping)
- 1 bottle shaving cream
- food coloring (4 colors, minimum)
- Heavy duty card stock or blank white cards (I got mine from Hobby Lobby. You can use regular paper but it tends to be a bit too flimsy)
- A squeegee (just borrow the one your husband uses for washing the car)
- A ring for each child (We used foam rings from the craft store, but you could also use a plastic bracelet or other round object)
- 6-8 spools of ribbon (We used varied colors of fabric ribbon that we got on sale at the craft store for 50 cents a spool. But, you can also use curling ribbon.)
Golden Rainbow Art
- Card stock or heavy-duty white paper
- Watercolor paints and paintbrushes (you can use ones you already have… they don’t need to be new)
- Elmer’s white glue (We’re going to be dumping out half the bottle, so my suggestion is to either use a bottle you already use that’s half gone or to buy one of those small bottles. You don’t need much glue)
- Silver or gold or glittered acrylic paint