Rainbow Foam Dough

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Rainbow Foam dough is so much fun to make! The kids will love this messy play activity that creates a fun sensory activity for them, too!

Rainbows are one of my favorite natural magic shows if you will. Multiple things have to happen in order for those art shows in the sky to appear. Rain & Sun, which is a miracle on its own, but then to have something as colorful and miraculous as a rainbow appear as well? How are we so lucky?

It is most common to see half rainbows, right? So when you see a full rainbow, all across the sky it is literally your lucky day. At least I like to think so, and it brings a huge smile to my face.

My kids’ reaction to it is pretty adorable as well! So when my kids ask to make multiple colors of dough or play foam, I always shoot for a rainbow of colors. Just like with this super fun Rainbow Foam Dough. This stuff is not only visually appealing, with all the fantastic colors, but is also incredibly fun to play with.

For more interesting activities, see more colorful Rainbow Activities for Kids.

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Rainbow Foam Dough

Have you ever felt foam dough before? It is so smooth and almost creamy, yet tough enough to squish and squeeze. It is one of the easiest sensory doughs that can be made at home. This is why when we decided to make a rainbow of colors, I had no problem doing so. It literally took us moments to make the whole batch!

The kids were obsessed with how it felt and I was pretty proud that we were able to whip it up so quickly! This doesn’t feel like playdough or slime, but rather a totally unique feeling all on its own.

Be certain to check out our Rainbow Slime Recipe as well.

Recommended Rainbow Books for Kids

Who doesn’t love rainbows and their bright beautiful colors? Discover all about rainbows with these cool rainbow books.

Pick out a handful of great books to read and if the weather is nice, read them outside! That way you and the kids can keep your eyes peeled for the sky to see if there are any beautiful rainbows that you’re not going to want to miss.

It’s always amazing what you’ll miss if you don’t get outside to look at it all. The kids and I are always peeking out the door to see the rainbows anytime it looks like it might rain or if there are clouds in the sky.

A Rainbow of My OwnA Rainbow of My OwnThe Rainbow FishThe Rainbow FishPlanting a RainbowPlanting a RainbowThe Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet ParadiseThe Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet ParadiseHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowThe Little RaindropThe Little Raindrop

 

Ingredients per color

All you need are the following supplies to make this fun rainbow activity happen. This is for each color you’re making, so keep that in mind!

Barbasol Soothing Aloe Thick & Rich Shaving Cream 10 Oz (2 Pack)Barbasol Soothing Aloe Thick & Rich Shaving Cream 10 Oz (2 Pack)Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch, 16 OzArgo 100% Pure Corn Starch, 16 OzMcCormick Assorted Food Color, 1 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)McCormick Assorted Food Color, 1 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)

 

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1. In a small mixing bowl, combine your shaving cream and a few drops of food coloring and mix well.

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2. Mix in your corn starch and mold with your hands.

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3. Repeat steps 1-2 with every color, it’s that easy!

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Recommended Rainbow Activity Kits for Kids

Can’t get enough of colors? These rainbow activity kits are a perfect addition to your kid’s homeschool crafts or experiments. Kids will definitely have a wonderful experience with these!

Science to the Max Rainbow Snow- Super Snow Powder- Create 2 Gallon of Colorful and Reusable SnowScience to the Max Rainbow Snow- Super Snow Powder- Create 2 Gallon of Colorful and Reusable SnowPlayz Explosive Rainbow Volcano Kit for Kids with 23+ Science Chemistry Set Activities & ExperimentsPlayz Explosive Rainbow Volcano Kit for Kids with 23+ Science Chemistry Set Activities & ExperimentsThe Magic School Bus: The Mysteries of RainbowsThe Magic School Bus: The Mysteries of RainbowsPlayMonster Science4you -- Chasing Rainbows -- 13 Experiments to Explore The World of Colors -- Fun, Education Activity for Kids Ages 4+PlayMonster Science4you — Chasing Rainbows — 13 Experiments to Explore The World of Colors — Fun, Education Activity for Kids Ages 4+Thames & Kosmos Yummy Rainbow Lip Balm Lab STEM Kit | Make Lip Balms & Glosses in a Rainbow of ColorsThames & Kosmos Yummy Rainbow Lip Balm Lab STEM Kit | Make Lip Balms & Glosses in a Rainbow of ColorsKlutz DIY Rainbow Catcher: Maker Lab STEM KitKlutz DIY Rainbow Catcher: Maker Lab STEM Kit

 

Sensory & Development Benefits

Not only is this Rainbow Foam Dough fun to play with but it has many sensory and development benefits as well. Including:

  • Fine Motor Skill Development & Strengthens Hand Muscles
  • Encourages Creativity & Imagination
  • Assists With The Growth Of Hand Eye Coordination
  • Promotes Play
  • Can Be Calming
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More Rainbow Activities

Fun Rainbow Ice Activity

Rainbow Pop and Mentos Experiment

Fizzy Rainbow Science

Rainbow Slime Recipe

Watercolor Rainbow Process Art by 3 Dinosaurs

Rainbow Density Jar Science Experiment by STEAMsational

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