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Do your kids like scratch art? It’s actually super easy to make your own at home! We created a fun twist by drawing rainbows so you can scratch them off and reveal them.

This hidden rainbow scratch art is a fun and mesmerizing art project for kids! All you need are a few supplies you probably already have at home.

Watch the video above or follow the details below to make your own rainbow scratch art.

Hidden Rainbow Scratch Art – Materials:

Watercolor paper
Crayons in rainbow colors
Black tempera paint
– Dish soap
– Foam brush
– A coin


Step 1. Draw rainbows on your paper. Cover the remaining white space with crayons in various colors.

Step 2. Mix 3 parts paint to 1 part dish soap (3:1 ratio) and stir. Tape your paper onto a piece of butcher paper, or newspaper so it doesn’t move. Layer black paint over your rainbow drawing. Allow to dry completely.

Step 3. Use a coin to scratch off the black paint and try to find the hidden rainbows!

Isn’t this a fun activity? With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it would make a great rainbow art project and you could even draw in a pot of gold on your art!

It would also pair well with our new book, My Color Is Rainbow!

You can even make card sized versions and have kids gift them to their friends with a coin attached for birthday cards!

Have you tried making your own scratch art?

Check out more rainbow art and lots more creative ideas for kids.


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