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Torn Paper Rainbows

Torn Paper Rainbows
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Students will make rainbows using torn construction paper.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • construction paper (ideally: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)
  • white paper
  • pencils
  • glue
  • containers for paper

What You Do:

We all know that the colors of a rainbow are as follows:


However, our pad of construction paper was limited to the following colors, which for our purposes was just fine. As you can see, our first step was to tear up little bits of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet paper.

Torn paper rainbows.

Next, we drew some arches on a square piece of paper and made quick notes of which colors belong where.

Torn paper rainbows.

Then, one by one, we filled in the arches – first with glue, then with paper. Until the picture was complete.

Torn paper rainbows.

Torn paper rainbows.


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