If you’re a long time Disney movie fan, you know that rainbows often show up in the movies. If you didn’t realize it, you’ve got a lot of back catalogue watching to do! Truth be told, there are tons of rainbows inside of Disney movies. One of my absolute favorite is the rainbow in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. You know the one. Where King Triton creates a giant rainbow on Ariel’s wedding day. I love how it is a universal sign of peace from God, plus it is super sparkly.
This craft reminds me of all the rainbows in the Disney movies, but it also reminds me of Wreck-It-Ralph and King Candy. So, which probably comes up as no surprise, I’m torn by what to call this little fun-food project. How about Ralph’s Rainbow? King Candy’s Candy Creation? Or Wreck-It-Rainbow, since you eat it after you make it. Eh, probably needs to still work on the name.
Whatever we end up calling it (I’m taking votes!), this craft was a crowd pleaser. Plus, it super simple and preschooler approved. Bonus: it includes the very basic math skill of sorting. Oh, and it’s here just in time for the holiday of St. Patrick’s Day (maybe a little early, but it gives you time to prepare!).
Ralph’s Rainbow Candy Creation
Bananas (Each Person Will Use 1/2 of One, Cut Length-Wise)
Frosting or Cool-Whip (Frosting works the best and is pictured below, but cool-whip will get the job done.)
Graham Crackers (Crushed!)
1. Step One
Gather up all your supplies! Bananas that aren’t too ripe work the best. If you have to use super ripe bananas, just have a few back-ups incase you slice them incorrectly.
2. Step Two
Speaking of slicing bananas, let me introduce to you step two. Slice the bananas length-wise, as is pictured below. This is probably a good task for a grown-up to complete as butter knives and banana slicing can be a slippery combination.
3. Step Three
While a grown-up is slicing the bananas, the skittles or M & Ms can be sorted by color. This is a great task for preschoolers or other young kiddos to complete. Just be warned, if you have a lot of skittles and a little on who likes to complete jobs, it might take a while to get everything sorted.
4. Step Four
Now that you have your sliced bananas and sorted candies, you can spread some frosting on the cut side of your banana. Place that frosted fruit on a plate and get to town decorating it with your skittles. Another great task for preschoolers is for them to make a pattern with the skittles. Once you have your pattern all set, you can decorate the rest of the banana with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. I like to call it the ‘gold’ at the end of the rainbow. My son just calls its it gold dust.
There ya go, your Ralph’s Rainbow banana candy creation! Hope you enjoy making and devouring this treat.