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Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Whether your searching out spring, rainbows or St. Patrick’s Day, this rainbow craft is a fun way to celebrate the season. Rainbows come during or after rain, but who says they have to? You and your child can make magical rainbow colored raindrops falling from their very own cloud!

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

If you prefer to use construction paper for the rainbow stripes instead of paint, you could certainly do that. And, instead of felt, cotton balls would make a fun and fluffy cloud! This would be a fun door decoration to welcome friends, or a cheerful wall decoration for your child’s bedroom or playroom.

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Use a ruler to draw the stripes onto thin cardboard then paint on rainbow colors. Draw raindrop shapes onto the rainbows and cut them out. I used a cardboard gift box left over from Christmas gift wrapping, but a cereal box would work great as well. A cereal box is certainly small and will yield less raindrops, so make sure you have enough. Another alternative to paint for the rainbows would be to color the stripes with markers or crayons. Simply adapt based on the supplies you have on hand and the skill set and attention span of your children.

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Cut circles from felt and attach them to a cardboard cloud shape. Attach string to your raindrop and tape the to the back of the cloud! Construction paper would work well here too, or as I mentioned above, cotton balls would add nice fluffy texture. You could even use crumpled up tissue paper for the clouds.

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

See? Easy!

St. Patrick’s Day has become quite a fun holiday to make crafts for. Rainbow crafts are sought out on their own, not just for St. Patrick’s Day, but for spring in general. Who can resist a a rainbow? They are beautiful and colorful and full of the promise of spring!

More rainbow crafts:

St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings
Pot of Gold Greeting Card
Rainbow and Shamrock Cookies – Amanda’s Cookin’
Rainbow projects for kids – Fun Family Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Fun Family Crafts

Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops

Rating: 51

Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops

What you need:

  • Recycled cardboard gift boxes (cereal boxes work great too)
  • paint - purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red
  • string
  • 3 sheets white felt
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • tape

What you do:

  1. Use a ruler to draw a straight line the full length of the cardboard. Draw another line 1/2" away and repeat for a total of 6 half inch sections. Repeat again using up the cardboard.
  2. Paint the first line with purple paint. The next next line should be blue, then next is green. The fourth line is yellow, followed by orange, and finally ending with red.
  3. Cut a raindrop shape out of another piece of cardboard or from paper, making the widest around about 3 inches. This way your raindrops will be wide enough to have all colors of the rainbow.
  4. Trace the raindrop shape onto the rainbow lines. We got 8 but 6 would be plenty.
  5. Cut the raindrops out and set aside.
  6. Use another piece of cardboard to draw and cut out a cloud shape. Cut different sized circles and ovals from white felt. Use white craft glue to cover the cloud with the felt, overlapping as you go.
  7. Turn the cloud and the raindrops over. Cut 14" lengths of string for each raindrop. Tape a piece of string to the back of each raindrop. Next tape the strings to the back of the cloud at varying lengths. Trim the excess strings. You can also create a hanger using string and tape on the back of the cloud, or just use a piece of wall putty or tape.

Notes from Amanda

I used a large clothing gift box left over from Christmas. Cereal boxes work perfectly fine but may not yield as many raindrops.

Alternative supplies for the rainbows: construction paper, markers, crayons Alternative supplies for the cloud: cotton balls, crumpled tissue paper, construction paper

http://craftsbyamanda.com/2013/03/rainbow-crafts-cloud-and-raindrops.html

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10 Responses to Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops

  1. 1
    Claudia says:

    Rainbows are so cheerful. I really like the way you’ve incorporated the rainbow colours into the raindrop shape. Looks fab.

  2. 2
    JILL S. says:

    This rainbow project would make me smile every time I saw on my door or wall!!! Thanks for the project idea!!!

  3. 3
    Casse-bonbec says:

    It’s beautiful and it gives me new ideas, thanks !

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