“My Color is Rainbow” by Agnes Hsu and Yuliya Gwilym
One of the most important lessons that I can teach my children as a mother is help them to learn to be confident and happy with who they are. The world is full of so much peer pressure that seeks to change or define us that it can be a confusing place, especially for young children. I love that this is a book that tackles that problem.
It is about a little white arch who is trying to figure out what color it is. Is it peaceful like blue, friendly like orange or playful like yellow? In the end the little white arch learns that it doesn’t need to be defined by one characteristic alone, but that what makes it so beautiful is that it has a little bit of each color. In other words: it’s color is rainbow.
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*interior photos of the book (below) by Agnes Hsu
“My Color is Rainbow” inspired Beyond the Book Craft
I find the collage style art in this book absolutely beautiful and the message truly inspiring. Each one of us doesn’t need to fit into specific stereotypes or define ourselves by just one characteristic or talent that we possess. I was so inspired that I decided to come up with a companion craft for this book that gives a nod to the artistic style of the book as well as symbolizes its message. That is why I chose an ink stamp collage with a transparent rainbow arch on top that will allow all the rainbow colors below to shine through. I hope you enjoy creating it as much as we did.
- white card stock
- shape stamps (We used the shape stamps that we created with wooden blocks and foam sheets. CLICK HERE to see the tutorial)
- ink or paint in the colors of the rainbow
- white tissue paper
- black marker
- Using the colors of the rainbow stamp your shapes all over your white card stock in collage style.
- Sketch a rainbow arch on the white tissue paper and fill in the face with a black marker. (I did an arch inspired by the one on the cover of the book and placed my tissue paper on my stamp collage to gauge the size I wanted. Tip: if you use a black sharpie like I did, chances are it will bleed through the tissue paper so be aware of the surface underneath)
- Cut out your white arch.
- Glue your arch to the middle of your finished stamp collage and outline with black marker if desired.
If you give this Beyond the Book activity a try I’d love to hear how it goes! Share it on Instagram using hashtag #beyondthebook (I’m on Instagram as @book.nerd.mommy) or even just comment here with your thoughts. It would make my day! Or to simply save for later pin the image below.