Is the sky grey outside? Get the paints out, put your aprons on and paint yourselves a rainbow mobile to hang in the window!
You will need:
- Elastic thread
- Beads (ours are colour changing in the sun but you could use any colour that you like)
- Cardboard tube (kitchen roll, wrapping paper roll, loo roll etc)
- Paint in the colours of the rainbow
Cut the cardboard tube into 7 rings and paint each in a different colour of the rainbow.
When the paint is dry, punch a hole into each ring and cut a small piece out of the other side of the ring so you have 'arches'.
Take a piece of elastic cord and thread it onto a bead. Knot the cord back through the bead so it stays in place.
Thread another couple of beads on the cord, followed by the red card arch. Then add a few more beads followed by the orange card arch and keep going until all the card pieces are in place.
Finish with a few more beads. Thread the elastic back throught the last bead and tie a knot to hold the beads in place.
Hang up your mobile in the sun.