Craft Time: Creating Rainbow Art

by Cate on February 21, 2012

Back Door Decor
Stop me if you’ve heard this one.  I’m a sucker for a rainbow.

And my kids?  Love making crafts.  I try and do a weekly craft with them.  They’d be far happier with a daily craft.

When we had our Blogger Valentine’s Feast this weekend, I figured it would be the perfect time to make a quick and easy new craft, perfect for the younger girls, yet not too lame for the older boys.

Paige Crafting

Inspired by Meg at Whatever, I love that this one uses basic supplies, requires little adult supervision, and heck, who am I kidding, involved rainbows.

And if that isn’t enough, it sure is making our back door super bright and cheerful.

Using white paper plates, cut them in half.  Although you can use watercolors, we played it safe with markers this time.  Let the kids paint or color their rainbow, and then affix the matching streamers to the back of the plate.  Hang and enjoy.  Stupid simple, right?  I had the streamers on hand from another project a few months back, but you can also find them at your local dollar store.  For hanging purposes, I used scrap ribbon.

Rainbow Art

Be back tomorrow.

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Claire February 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

VERY cute! I should show this to our Child Life specialists/art therapy folks at the hospital. Our logo for the hospital is a rainbow with kite over it…this should definitely be in the art rotation!


Joanne February 22, 2012 at 7:22 am

I have my pseudo rainbow craft that maddie made me hanging on my wall! This definitely kept them occupied for a while!


Sarah February 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

My kids loved this so much. They both have theirs hanging in their rooms. And the special one Maddie made me is on the fridge. Thanks for such a great time!


Ramona February 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

Makes it bright and happy with all those rainbows.


Kris #40 February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

Rainbows and hearts!

Me too – sucker for rainbows. In high school they called me “Krissy Rainbows” I had a huge one on my bedroom wall. My guitar strap was filled with rainbow pins. Everytime I see one in the sky I’m still awed.

Love the craft!


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