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Have you been following our book, My Color Is Rainbow hashtag on Instagram #MyColorIsRainbow? I’m blown away by all the creative and colorful projects our book is inspiring!

We created this colorful Rainbow Scrape Painting inspired by our friend Mie from @mielaerkerasmussen who kindly let us share her idea.

Watch the video above to see how easy it is to set up this fun project and read below for more details on how you can add some variation to your gorgeous rainbow scrape art!

Rainbow Scrape Art Painting – Materials:

Watercolor paper
– Paints in rainbow colors (we used Tempera paint)
– Scraper like a piece of cardstock or a ruler


Add dots in a line in rainbow order, Carefully scrape across to create a rainbow pattern!

You can add variety by trying to make an arch and seeing how the colors blend.

Isn’t the process cool? You can do this multiple times over a large canvas or paper to create lots of rainbows!

Once your painting is dry, you can try layering art over it like tissue paper confetti, twigs, glue, salt. We were inspired to do this from the Creative Bookish Kids magazine.

Have you tried Rainbow Scrape Painting?

Check out more Rainbow Art Projects for kids!

And check out our children’s book My Color is Rainbow, about love and acceptance as well as follow the #MyColorIsRainbow hashtag on Instagram for lots of rainbow book inspired projects!

You can buy the book here.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.