Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Rainbows Aren't Just For Rainy Days!

My son wanted to make a rainbow, like the "leprechaun" did in my St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas post. After we made the paper rainbows, we went outside to make other types of rainbows.

Here's a few ideas!
  • Fill a glass 2/3 full. I found that tall glasses worked better. Grab a white piece of paper and head outside or next to a sunny window. Tilt the glass so the sun shines through the glass onto the paper. Keep experimenting with angles until you achieve a rainbow!

  • If it is a warm sunny day, head outside and get the garden hose out. Spray a misty stream. You may need to adjust angle or position to get the rainbow to show up.
  • Use a crystal or a prism. Hold up to light to refract (bend) the light into it's separate colors. You can find prisms at local craft stores or on Amazon (here or here).
  • Look in the parking lots. Cars sometimes leak oil or other fluids (don't touch!). You can often see a rainbow in the puddle, especially in the sunlight.
  • Blow bubbles! If the sun hits the bubble right, you can see a rainbow in it!

To help remember the order of the rainbows colors, just remember the rainbow's friend ROY G. BIV:

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