Pin-Tastic Summer Week 2: Rainbow Week (June 10-14)

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.

Rainbow Rice

  • 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)

Rainbow Windsocks

  • 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