Explore Even More: Rainbow Paper Chain

Happy June! When I think of June, I think of bright fun summer colors. I also think of how thankful I am to be myself, and how it’s so wonderful that we are all unique in our own special way. I think we should all be proud of who we are- let’s be thankful for what makes us special.

I’m going to decorate the Art Studio with a rainbow paper chain. A rainbow is made up of many different colors, kind of like how our community is made up of many different people! My paper chain rainbow will have red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, white, light blue, and black. Eleven colors altogether. Did you know that the rainbow we see in the sky has seven colors? Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and purple. Sometimes we call these colors “R.O.Y. G. B.I.V.” for short.

A rainbow is formed when light enters a water droplet. The light slows down and bends when shining through the water. Reflecting off the inside of the droplet, light separates into 7 different colors. When light exits the droplet, it makes a rainbow.
Would you like to make a rainbow chain too?

Here are the materials you’ll need:
Construction paper (whatever colors you want)
Scissors 
Tape/staples 

To create your chain, cut the construction paper into strips- my strips are about 2 inches thick and 6 inches long. Next, I recommend deciding on your pattern. I did white, pink, blue, brown, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Then I repeated that several times. As I linked my paper strips together, I used my stapler to connect them. You can use tape if that’s what you’d prefer. Not too hard, right? It will go even faster with more friends.

Have fun crafting!  

Ms. Jackie 
Lead Play to Learn Facilitator