Rainbows make me so happy! While nothing beats spying a real rainbow, this construction paper Rainbow Craft for Kids is a lot of fun too! Rainbow crafts and activities present an opportunity to reinforce color identification. This craft also strengthens fine motor skills and is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten!
*Pair with our Color Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Rainbow Craft for Kids
Your kids will love this rainbow craft and it uses simple and inexpensive items you probably already have on hand. To start, let’s gather our materials!
- Purple paper (construction paper or cardstock will work)
- Blue paper
- Green paper
- Yellow paper
- Orange paper
- Red paper
- White cardstock
- Cotton balls
How to Make the Rainbow Craft
To begin, cut a cloud from the white cardstock. We used almost the entire piece of paper to make our cloud. This step of the craft allows your kids to express their uniqueness as they cut out their clouds.
Cut a strip of paper from the purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red paper. This is a step you could prep ahead of time or have your students complete it.
Glue the colored strips of paper to the back of the cloud, so that they hang down.
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Slightly pull cotton balls apart and glue them onto the cloud to give it some texture and fluff.
We love to extend this activity by reading some of our favorite books about rainbows such as A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, and How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney.
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