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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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