Fork painting is a really fun art process that’s a nice switch from the usual paintbrush. By using the tines of a fork to apply, blend, and scrape colors, it results in a unique look every time. One of the best parts is that you really need no creative talent to achieve the look you want from a fork painting. Just scrape, blend, and scrape until it’s how you want. And that’s why I really love it for our Fork Painted Rainbows!
These Fork Painted Rainbows make such a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day or spring art project! When it’s too wet and rainy to play outside, wish for the rainbows with some paint and forks.
This isn’t our first fork painting, either. Our Colorful Fork Painted Ostrich Craft is still a favorite to this day!
There’s not many supplies, nor instruction, needed for this Fork Painted Rainbows art project. A kitchen fork, paint colors of the rainbow, and heavy paper or cardstock are really all you need. But we also cut two puffy clouds from white cardstock just to add another element to our rainbows.
Fork Painted Rainbows
- Kitchen fork
- Acrylic paint – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet
- White cardstock
- Scissors (optional)
- Glue (optional)
Set out a sheet of heavy paper or cardstock for the painting.
We started by applying drops of red the highest up the paper. Spread and scrape in a half circle.
Continue with orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Blending and scraping the rainbow colors together.
If you’d like, finish by cutting two puffy cloud shapes from white cardstock. Glue in place on both ends of the rainbow.
Still on the hunt for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Be sure to check out more of our St. Patrick’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!