Watch the video above to see this fun Rainbow Squeegee Painting Art in action!

We had so much fun with our rainbow scrape painting that we decided to explore a variation using a handy and common household tool, the squeeguee!

This vibrant rainbow squeegee painting method is inspired by Make It Your Own’s squeegee painting tutorial. We adjusted by using various colors of the rainbow.

With National Reading Month in March, this fun process art for kids paired beautifully with our children’s book, My Color Is Rainbow about love, kindness and acceptance.

Read to your child how we are all made up of brilliant “colors” and then squeegee paint a beautiful rainbow!

Rainbow Squeegee Painting – Materials:

Watercolor paper or blank canvas
– Paints in rainbow colors (we used tempera paints in squeeze bottles to make it easier for little hands to apply)
– Drop cloth or butcher paper


Step 1. Line your surface with butcher paper or a drop cloth. Add your watercolor paper or blank canvas on top. Add drops in rainbow formation as well as lines and squiggles of paint drops all over.

Step 2. Using your squeegee, scrape off the paint going in one direction. Wipe off excess paint. Repeat in different patterns across your paper or canvas.

Look at those vibrant rainbow colors and patterns! The kids had so much fun reading My Color Is Rainbow and then making this colorful rainbow.

You can hang it up as art, cut into handmade cards, or use as colorful wrapping paper.

You can buy My Color is Rainbow HERE and learn more about National Reading Month HERE.

What books are you reading to your child this month? Check out 10 Fabulous Female Picture Book Characters perfect for celebrating International Women’s Day March 8!

Lots more creative arts and crafts for kids HERE.


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