Even if it’s gloomy outside you can make it happy inside with the cheery rainbow craft for kids! Kids will love making this craft, which is perfect for when studying rainbows, as a St. Patrick’s Day craft, or to make when you want to brighten the classroom! The use of the bowl gives this craft a 3D effect that is charming and fun!
When it’s gloomy out, bring some color to you with this fun rainbow cloud craft! This craft is easy enough for preschool, kindergarten, and first graders to make almost entirely alone. Build scissor skills and fine motor skills with this fun rainbow cloud craft!
Getting the Rainbow Craft for Kids Ready
There isn’t much advanced prep for this craft. Make sure you have the supplies listed below on hand before starting this craft, but it’s likely you already have everything you need in your classroom already. The most unusual item needed for this craft are the Styrofoam bowls. Gather your supplies before completing the craft, but let the kids do the bulk of this one!
Get Ready for the Rainbow Craft for Kids
You will need:
- Construction paper in red, orange, yellow, green, and blue
- Cotton balls
- Styrofoam or paper bowls
Doing the Rainbow Craft for Kids
Show the kids how to cut strips of paper the same size from red, orange, yellow, green, and blue paper. I cut all five colors at once.
Flip the bowl upside down and glue cotton balls to the entire bottom of the bowl. The secret to a fluffy cloud is to pull apart the cotton balls some to make it look more natural.
Flip the bowl over the other way and glue the strips of paper to one side of the bowl.
This makes the rainbow look like it is shooting out from the bottom of the cloud.
Hang your rainbow clouds from your classroom walls or windows to brighten up long winter days.
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