Rainbows are a symbol of hope and the arts are often used to express our thoughts and feelings. If you would like to bring some love, light and luck into your home then why not create some rainbow art? If you’re looking to for ideas that the children can have a go at too, then we’ve got your covered with this rundown of craft ideas.
1) Rainbow suncatcher
This beautiful rainbow heart suncatcher from firefliesandmudpies.com is both simple and effective. Anybody can have a go at this. From young kids, to adults. And despite being easy to do, the result will be super eye-catching. If you’re looking to make some DIY rainbow wall art, this could be just the ticket!
2) Card rainbow
This paper rainbow from gluesticksblog.com is both simple and effective. You only need a few simple supplies and it’s likely that most of them will already be sat in your craft cupboard.
3) Rainbow necklace
When I was a kid, I used to love making my own jewellery. This beaded rainbow necklace from buggyandbuddy.com is a great idea for older children who want to get involved with a rainbow craft. The design covered here is pretty simple, but there’s no end to the range of designs that you could come up with.
4) A pot of gold
I usually make my pots of gold at Christmastime, as a small, fun gift. But actually, this is one rainbow craft that you could attempt at any point during the year!
These pots all contain gold coloured treats and they wish the recipient luck.
5) Blow rainbows
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers from kidscraftroom.com are perfect if you’re looking for some rainbow art that your toddler can create. This idea is super simple and super fun.
6) Felt pillow
You might think that this felt rainbow pillow from hellowonderful.co is beyond your skillset, but it’s surprisingly easy to do. It looks like a rainbow art print, yet it’s been created without the mess of ink. The finished product is really cute as well. If your child decides to make one these, it’s sure to take pride of place afterwards in their bedroom.
7) Painted stone rainbow art
This painted stone rainbow from nontoygifts.com is something that anybody can do. This activity has three parts too; you need to source the stones, paint them and then create your unique piece of rainbow art. You could create your masterpiece at the front of your home, for passersby to admire.
8) Make a corner bookmark
This corner bookmark from redtedart.com is a great craft for younger children to get involved with. Especially if they’ve recently started to learn to read. You don’t need many craft supplies to make this either; just some coloured card, a sharpie, some glue and some scissors.
9) Tissue paper rainbow
You don’t have to be an award-winning artist to try your hand at this tissue paper rainbow art from easypeasyandfun.com, but it’s still effective and eye catching. We’d be tempted to add some stars to the canvas too.
If you’d like to create your own nursery wall art, then this would look playful and fun on your baby’s bedroom wall. It would be unique too, you won’t be able to buy anything like this in the shop.
10) Pot of gold paper chain
This pot of gold paper chain from naturalbeachliving.com is utterly adorable. This rainbow coloured paper chain has a pot of gold at one end and a lucky leprechaun hat at the other. This would be a great decoration for those celebrating St Patrick’s Day.
11) A paper plate rainbow
This paper plate rainbow from keepingitsimplecrafts.com could be hung in the window, or simply on the wall. It’s the perfect paper craft for younger children.
12) Shamrock puppet
These shamrock puppets from kidscraftroom.com are a lot of fun and small children will enjoy pushing the shamrock up and down. This might not be a sophisticated art project, but some crafts aren’t and this one would still a lot of fun to make!
13) Wool rainbow art
If you have some wool lying around and you’re wondering what to make with it, then you should consider making this wool rainbow wall hanging from happyhooligans.ca.
14) An abstract stained glass rainbow
This stained glass rainbow craft from momontimeout.com looks brilliant in the window and it’s something that people of all abilities can attempt. It’s a fun piece of abstract rainbow art that the kids will love to get involved it. You could make them in different sizes too.
15) Crystal rainbow art
We think this crystal rainbow from hellowonderful.co looks brilliant. You have to leave it overnight, but you can guarantee the kids will be excited to see it again in the morning.
16) Toilet roll crafts
This toilet roll rainbow butterfly from nontoygifts.com is really easy to create. One for the whole family to join in and make.
17) Beaded suncatcher
We think this fused bead rainbow suncatcher from firefliesandmudpies.com looks absolutely stunning. It’s easy to make as well, but you will need the help of an oven.
18) 3D paper rainbow craft
This simple 3D paper rainbow craft from easypeasyandfun.com is a fun one for kids of all ages to attempt. Be sure to get the cotton wool our ready!
19) Rainbow friendship bracelet
It’s nice to gift for a friend a homemade craft and this rainbow friendship bracelets from amylattacreations.com is really easy to create. You can personalise them as well!
Rainbows and the arts
The thing I love about rainbow art is that it’s accessible to all and it can be as abstract as you wnat it to be. Anybody, from a baby through to an adult can get involved with these craft projects and make somebody smile. We are taught to look for rainbows after a storm and we do that metaphorically too, that’s why people are always quick to crack a smile when they see a piece of rainbow art.
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