25 Cool Rainbow Crafts for Kids and Easy Art Ideas

Rainbow crafts for kids are the perfect solution to turn those gloomy days into a burst of color and excitement.

Whether you’re waiting for the sun to come out or simply looking for a spring activity while it rains, these crafts are the ideal way to spark your child’s imagination and keep them engaged.

One of the most popular times to engage in rainbow crafts is during St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday is often associated with rainbows and pots of gold, making it the perfect opportunity for your little ones to get crafty and celebrate.

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But these crafts can be enjoyed year-round and are a fantastic way to brighten up any day. Whether it’s a dreary morning in spring or a sudden afternoon shower, rainbow crafts provide children with a fun and engaging activity that stimulates their creativity. 

Basically, they’re the perfect way to have a great time while you wait for the sunny weather to appear. 

And you don’t have to be a super resourceful mama to pull together a fun rainbow craft with your kids. 

There’s a good chance you already have some craft supplies lying around that you can use for one of these projects. 

And don’t worry if you don’t, because it’s super easy to substitute items. For instance, instead of using popsicle sticks, you can use vibrant pipe cleaners or tissue paper for many of these fun activities. 

Rainbow crafts also provide a wonderful bonding opportunity between parents and children. Engage in conversations about colors, the weather, and the beauty of rainbows, all while nurturing your child’s creativity and imagination.

So, why let a rainy day dampen your child’s spirits? Embrace the magic and beauty of rainbows with these delightful crafts.

Get ready to chase rainbows and embark on a whirlwind of creativity with these exciting rainbow crafts for kids!


25 Rainbow Crafts for Kids

1- Rainbow Heart Clovers by As For Me and My Homestead

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These rainbow heart clovers turn out so cute and offer kids a challenge they might not often get: measuring and stapling. I love that the end result is an eye-pleasing achievement you can use to decorate your home. 


2Rainbow Wreath Craft by Kids Craft Room

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Younger kids will enjoy the good scissor skill practice in this very forgiving and simple craft. If you aren’t interested in setting out scissors today, you can also cut the paper strips ahead of time and let the kiddos practice hand-eye coordination with tape. 


3- Rainbow Collage by The Mindful Toddler

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Your little mess-maker will love this stimulating craft that includes the colors of the rainbow in a fun way. If you are looking to make this an even more simple construction paper craft, just cut the little rectangles ahead of time.


4- Paper Plate Rainbow by The Best Ideas for Kids 

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This fun rainbow craft is very similar to the one just above. However, this one includes tearing little bits of paper and using cotton balls for the clouds. Ready to make paper plate rainbows today? 


5- Rainbow Corner Bookmark by Printables Fairy

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An adorable DIY rainbow bookmark is a great craft to do with the little kids in your home, whether they love to read or you are trying to inspire them to love reading. This is a great activity for practicing fine motor skills with scissors and glue. 


6Popsicle Sticks Rainbow Craft by Mombrite 

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Child-friendly materials are the highlight of this craft. This is one of the best rainbow crafts for preschoolers because it combines imaginative play with simple steps. After making one, your child might want to make several more all by themselves. 


7- Rainbow Coloring Sheets by Press Print Party

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Looking for simple rainbow activities to do with your kids? Print my free rainbow coloring sheets complete with the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The sky is the limit when it comes to how you can decorate and display them. 


8Rainbow Unicorn Bookmarks by Mommy Made That

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Older kids will enjoy these DIY rainbow unicorn bookmarks. The free template makes it super easy to achieve beautiful rainbows and unicorns. 


9- Felt Rainbow Bookmark by Creatively Beth

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This rainbow bookmark goes perfectly with the unicorn bookmark! Make them both or let your kids decide which they want to do. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have adorable bookmarks made from felt, thanks to this hassle-free, no-sew project.


10- Rainbow Canvas Art by Laura Kelly 

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This rainbow kids craft adds the fun element of paint. This may be a good craft to start before nap time and finish after so your canvas sky has time to dry. 


11- Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft by Darcy and Brian 

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This might be one of my favorite rainbow craft ideas on this list, but I’ll admit, I’m partial to tie-dye. Your kids will love watching the rainbow colors blend together, and you won’t mind hanging your kid’s masterpieces on your fridge. 


12- Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft by Living Life & Learning 

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If your kids are familiar with the story of Rainbow Fish, they will love this art project. Using the colors of the rainbow, they’ll get to create scales for their very own Rainbow Fish. 


13- Paper Plate Rainbow Craft by Mom Hacks 101

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There aren’t too many rainbow kids crafts I would want to cuddle, but this one might be the exception. Look how adorable the finished product is! Children of any age will enjoy making this craft.


14- Rainbow Jar Craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect 

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Create a vibrant rainbow jar with this easy-to-follow project. Would you believe the contents of this mason jar are just cotton balls, paint, and sparkles? This one might be the winner of the easy rainbow crafts award because of how well it keeps kids’ attention. That makes it easier on you. 


15- Rainbow Card Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

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With markers or crayons, the free template, scissors, and glue, you can create an adorable card to brighten someone else’s day. I especially love the hands-on lesson in kindness and compassion that comes with this craft. 

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16- Rainbow Art Painting for Kids with Pointillism by Coffee and Carpool 

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Have you heard of pointillism? If not, both you and your kids are about to learn a new painting technique with this fun sensory craft. 


17- Yarn Wrapped Cloud Rainbows & Pom Poms by Red Ted Art 

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These yarn clouds offer fun texture and color for your spring craft. Older kids will especially love wrapping their clouds and designing the rainbows. 


18- Printable Rainbow Template – Texture Crayon Rubbing Art by Messy Little Monster

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This fun craft teaches young minds about art and especially texture. Use the free printable rainbow template to help guide your little ones on a hunt for textured surfaces, on which they can color to make beautiful rainbow crafts. 


19- Rainbow Butterfly Craft by Kids Craft Room

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Is this not one of the most adorable rainbow crafts? This simple and fun rainbow craft will keep kids entertained while they create beautiful butterflies using recycled materials.


20- Paper Strip Rainbow Craft by Little Ladoo 

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This is a simple rainbow craft but it adds so much cheer and interest. It creates a 3-dimensional rainbow shape that is sort of abstract and fun!

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21- Rainbow DIY Melted Crayon Art Canvas by On My Kid’s Plate

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This cute craft doubles as a gift. Kids of all ages will need help with this craft, however, as it involves the use of the oven. 


22- 3D Rainbow Craft for Kids by Mama of Minis

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Kids will love to show off this 3D rainbow craft.


23- Quilled Rainbow Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom

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It takes some dexterity to quill paper, but even little kids can get the hang of it. This beautiful rainbow art will keep them entertained for a while.


24- Edible Rainbow Kid Activity by Finding Zest

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This activity is not only easy, it’s delicious. I don’t know how many kids will be able to finish it before eating all the pieces.


25- DIY Rainbow Macrame by Hawaii Travel with Kids

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Older kids will love to make this craft and hang it in their room. Macrame has sure become very popular and this rainbow macrame craft is a perfect start to what could become a new hobby.


I hope you found some cheerful rainbow crafts to enjoy with your kiddos! Be sure to also check out my tutorial on making rainbow tissue paper garlands for cute ways to decorate for spring or a magical unicorn birthday party

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