If your child likes rainbows and clouds, add a painted picture of them to a plain wall in their bedroom that has a textured appearance by using just a few tools and paint products. The finished picture will brighten up their room and may put a smile on their face each day that they see it.


  • bucket of soapy water
  • sponges
  • towel
  • two-sided tape
  • stencils
  • marker
  • scissors
  • interior paint
  • paint trays
  • clear coat
  • paint roller, frame, and handle

Clean The Wall And Create An Outline

Clean the wall that you are adding the rainbow to with soapy water and a sponge. Rinse the sponge out with water and remove soapy residue from the wall. Dry the wet surface with a towel. Use two-sided tape to attach large stencils to the wall that depict a rainbow and clouds. Trace the stencils with a dark-colored marker. 

Prepare Sponge Shapes And Fill In The Outline

Place small stencils on top of new sponges and trace them with a marker. Select stencils that are a standard shape, such as a circle, square, or rectangle. Cut the traced designs with scissors. Mix cans of interior paint that are the colors of the rainbow and clouds and pour some of each one into a paint tray. Dip sponges into each color of paint and fill in the rainbow, by pressing them against the wall. Line up the colors so that they are in the proper order that is seen in a real rainbow.

Overlap each impression to give the rainbow a textured appearance. Use a clean sponge shape to add white paint to the outline of each cloud. Wait for the paint to dry.

Add A Protective Coat Over The Paint

Mix a can of clear paint. Pour it into a clean paint tray. Use a paint roller to apply an even coat of the paint over the rainbow and clouds. Begin at one end of the wall and apply the clear paint by moving the roller from the top of the wall to the bottom. Add more of the clear paint as needed until the entire wall is covered. Allow plenty of time for the clear paint to dry. Once this occurs, show your child the newly-painted wall. They will enjoy looking at it whenever they are spending time in their bedroom.

Keep the wall well-maintained by removing surface stains with a gentle cleaning solution. As a result, the rainbow and clouds will not incur any damage.