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Rainbow Paper Craft for Kids

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If your kids are stuck in the house on a rainy day why not give them something to do and look forward too? Sometimes after the rain comes a beautiful rainbow in the clouds and today, your kids can not only make one but hopefully see one outside too!


Rainbow Paper Craft

If your kids are stuck in the house on a rainy day why not give them something to do and look forward too? Sometimes after the rain comes a beautiful rainbow in the clouds and today, your kids can not only make one but hopefully see one outside too!

This is a great craft for those days your kids just can’t think of anything to do or if you’re teaching them the story of Noah’s Ark. Either way, this rainbow paper craft is sure to make your kids smile.


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What You Will Need

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To start your rainbow paper craft, choose the colors you want to use in your paper chain. We chose, ROY G. BIV (without the indigo) red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, & violet.

Cut the paper into several equal strips and lay them into piles. If your child wants a long rainbow then let them cut lots of paper strips. Let your child decide the colors, length, and width. For ours, we chose to make this one really small. It turned out super cute.

Next, take one paper strip and make a circle. Take the second strip and lace the paper strip through the first then again making a circle then secure. Keep doing this until you have made a chain.

You can secure your paper chain with either tape, hot glue, stick glue or regular old Elmer’s bottle glue. All options work well, but we used hot glue to make this one just because it was quicker.

Keep going until all your colors are finished. Like the picture below.

Let your kids draw their own cloud or clouds on a piece of construction paper (like below). Once they have finished their very own and I’m sure “original” cloud, have them cut it out(if they’re big enough).

Once the cloud is cut, turn it over and attach your paper chain to the back. Again, I used hot glue here but you can choose your own glue.

This one was cuter with a second cloud on top, so we attached the smaller one with two crinkle folded paper strips. This way it pops out a little and gives the cloud some depth.

Finished! Rainbow paper crafts are super easy and a happy craft for kids!

Do your kids love rainbows?

Kathaleen Kopf
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