Rainbow Slides

On the drive back from the Pancreatic Cancer Symposium last weekend, we were so lucky to spot a fantastic rainbow!! (A sign I took as a good omen!) Emily remarked that she wished she could slide down the rainbow, and I thought that was a great idea!

First, take some photos of the kids pretending to go down a super-fun rainbow slide! Ya-hoo!!!

Cut up some small pieces of colored paper to make your rainbow mosaic picture. We focused on one color at a time. This was great cutting practice for Emily! And it’s a good exercise for fine-motor skills too!
Clara was soooo happy to see the glue!!
Glue on the cut-out photo, and admire your FUN artwork!! Emily thinks Clara’s picture is soooo funny!
We also found that leftover confetti makes for some fun pixie dust!

Have fun!!

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  1. Dear Valerie,

    Clara's picture reminds me of when she ate fruit loops when she was first introduced to big girl cereal.

    Love Mark

  2. Just Breathe says

    Adorable idea. You must spend allot of money at supply stores!

  3. Very cute. I love all of the fun things you do with pictures.

  4. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — There's no turning back now, is there?

    @ Just Breathe — Construction paper and glue are very inexpensive, but the printer cartridges can be pricey. We order ours from monoprice.com and they are much cheaper there!

    @ Christy — Thank you!!

  5. MaryAnne says

    Very cute! I love the crafts you make with photos of your kids!

  6. Great blog!!
    Thanks for sharing this.

  7. oooooo

  8. LOVE this! I'm actually about to print a bunch of pictures of my kids for them to make their own personal timeline.

  9. I love what you come up with just from a passing comment. These are adorable.

  10. Raising a Happy Child says

    I loved the end result – I could see our rainbow having about 3 pieces glued in though. Somehow mosaics is yet to see success in our house πŸ™‚

  11. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    Now I'm hungry for Skittles!

  12. Totally clever. My kids would love this!


  13. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ MaryAnne — Thank you! Emily loves pretending with these photos, but it surprised me when Clara got into it too!! We had a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

    @ Eileen — You're welcome! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @ Emily — I still can't believe you are leaving comments on Mommy's blog already!!!!

  14. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Ticia — That sounds like a GREAT project! Can't wait to hear more about it!

    @ Anna — Seems like that is how we get the majority of our ideas around here! It is a lot of fun!!

    @ Raising a Happy Child — I don't think Clara would have done the mosiac part if Emily wasn't there doing the project right along with her. Of course, she tries so hard to keep up with her big sister!

  15. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ An Almost Unschooling Mom — Funny! It had that effect on me too, but all we had were Reese's Pieces…. still YUMMY! LOL

    @ Erin — There was plenty of giggling here… have fun!!!

  16. vanessa @ silly eagle books says

    So cute, Valerie! I love it.


    soo cute!

  18. Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years says

    ADORABLE – as always!!!

    Adding this to my summer activity list!

  19. Dyan Lee says

    voted for you today, & yesterday forgot to tell you yesterday! such cute rainbow pics. love them!

  20. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Dyan — Thank you soooo much for taking the time to vote for me!! I really appreciate it!! xoxo πŸ™‚

  21. I do love how you incorporate pictures as part of your projects.

  22. Chris M. says

    Valerie I enjoy seeing all the crafts you come up with. I have started saving the inside of envelops that come in the mail from bills….I noticed they have some really different designs on them. Have you ever thought of using them and for what?

  23. Such a cute idea!

  24. I love what you're doing with those little photos. So cute and creative.

  25. Jessica Monte says

    Oh my goodness, I think this is great! I bet these would make wonderful cards too. I know a certain little girl who would love to spend her afternoon doing this, πŸ™‚

  26. Family, Money and Stuff says

    Hi Valerie. (and Mark)

    This is my first visit to your site, and I love it! This is a fanTAStic idea. Thanks!

    … and thank you Mark, for making me laugh out loud. πŸ™‚

    Stop by some time at http://www.frugalsteward101.blogspot.com where I too, explore the free, cheap and frugal πŸ™‚