Rainbows, Rainbows Everywhere

You can't go far without seeing rainbows everywhere at the moment. They are such a beautiful reminder that things cannot go on like this forever. We are just weathering the storm right now; it will eventually give way to a rainbow and when it does it will be the most beautiful thing you've ever seen.

So to help lift your spirits a little bit, I've rounded up a colourful array of rainbow themed activities and ideas.

Bake a rainbow
All you need is a good sponge recipe, some food colouring and you're all set for an afternoon of fun! Best of all, when you're finished, you get to eat a delicious slice of rainbow cake; if that's not an incentive, then I don't know what is.

Rainbow cake

Wear a rainbow
I've been so inspired by all the beautiful rainbows that I've designed a range of clothing including t-shirts for children and adults alike, and hoodies for adults too. So now you can wear a rainbow of hope to lift your spirits.

After every storm rainbow t-shirt

Paint a rainbow
If you haven't done so already, simply paint a rainbow and pop it on display in your window for all to see. My children and I have certainly loved seeing all the gorgeous artwork appearing on our daily walks. You could even paint straight onto the glass, if you're feeling brave enough. Imagine how stunning that would look with the sun shining through it!

Paint a rainbow on the window

Eat a rainbow
Ok, so you've tried baking a rainbow cake, now how about balancing it out with a bit of fruit? Plus, it's the perfect way to encourage children to eat their five a day too. Why not let them get creative and see how many versions of rainbow fruit skewers they can come up with too. And don't worry if you don't have any kebab sticks in, you could just line them up on a plate instead.

Rainbow fruit skewers

Magic a rainbow
This is where the fun really begins... all you need to make a rainbow magically appear is a bag of Skittles, a plate and some warm water. It's so easy; simply place the Skittles around the outside of the plate in a pretty pattern, then gently pour warm water into the centre of the plate until the water reaches the Skittles. Then wait a little and watch whilst the colour from the Skittles beautifully emerges into the water. My children absolutely loved this!

Skittle rainbow

Send a rainbow
One of our favourite things to do at the moment is write a letter to our friends. My three year old daughter is especially keen to do them because she loves writing her name. And a rainbow is simple enough for her to draw too. So we've been sending a lot of homemade rainbow cards.

Draw a rainbow card