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Rainbow art and crafts

Rainbow art and crafts are a great way for kids to learn about colour recognition and colour mixing, as well as the weather.

There are so many fun ways to create rainbows – with hand prints, paint, paper plates, shaving cream, tissue paper, wool/yarn and more!

Here are some of our favourite rainbow art and craft activity ideas for kids.

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Paper plate crafts

Rainbow wind catchers from A pretty cool life – with paint and tissue paper

Easy paper plate sunshine/rainbow craft from Daisy Cottage Designs – with paint and wool/yarn

Paper plate rainbow craft from The resourceful Mama – with tissue paper

Paper plate and wool/yarn art

Paper plate rainbow yarn art from I heart crafty things

Rainbow paper plate weaving craft from Pink stripey socks

DIY paper plate loom: rainbow yarn art from Sugar, spice and glitter


Rainbow sponge painting from Hands on as we grow

Straw blowing rainbow art from Arty crafty kids

Rainbow color mix marble painting from Kids craft room

Rainbow string painting from Twitchetts

Black glue and salt watercolor rainbow from Mess for less

Hand print art

Rainbow art handprint wreath from Nurture Store

Paper roll rainbow butterfly craft from Non toy gifts

Sensory/Steam activities

Rainbow shaving cream marbled art from hello, Wonderful

Walking rainbow from Steam powered family



Tissue paper art

Bleeding tissue paper canvas art from Mum in the madhouse

Rainbow heart suncatchers from Fireflies and mud pies

Tissue paper rainbow fish from Arty crafty kids

Wool/yarn art

Rainbow yarn art from Rhythms of play

Rainbow yarn wrapping from What can we do with paper and glue?

What is your kids’ favourite way to create rainbows?

We would love to see their colourful creations – just post pics to Facebook or Instagram with #littlegreencrafters. 🙂

You can find heaps more fun rainbow art and craft ideas on our Pinterest page here.


You might also be interested in our recent post about Paper plate crafts here..

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