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20 Rainbow Craft Ideas for Kids

Enjoy these 20 easy Rainbow Crafts for Kids — perfect for Spring & St. Patrick’s Day!

Nothing says “Spring” like the colors of the rainbow!

And while it’s fun to pull out the crayons to make a rainbow, we often prefer something with a tactile or sensory component when we’re crafting or creating art. 

Like our Fall Texture Art projects for kids , today’s activities all involve something more than just coloring on paper. 

So let’s get creative with rainbow colors that ‘pop’!


Colors of the Rainbow: 20 Craft Ideas for Kids

20 Rainbow Craft Ideas for Kids

Many of these rainbow crafts & activities can easily be completed using items from around the house but they offer more ‘hands-on’ opportunity for kids to create while learning the colors of the rainbow.  We’ve included affiliate items for things that we’ve used & loved too.

This is the perfect opportunity to practice those colors, fine motor skills, get creative and even learn a little science with some of the activities! 


 Fine Motor Skill Rainbow Activities

Use rainbow yard and hone your fine motor skills as you create your own soft rainbow | Cutting Tiny Bites

Make your own rainbow using this wonderful rainbow-colored salt dough | Imagination Tree

Create your own Rainbow in a Jar | Edventures with Kids


Or use colored cereal to make a fun & fruity scented rainbow | Hands On as We Grow

Make a ‘sticky’ rainbow for some extra sensory fun | Mom-inspired Life

Use multi-colored mini pom-poms as a color matching activity | Danya Banya

Make a colorful cotton ball rainbow | Fireflies & Mudpies


Make a Rainbow Craft to Wear

Color pasta to make a rainbow colored necklace | Nuture Store

Create a beaded Rainbow necklace for St. Patrick’s Day | Buggy & Buddy

Make rainbow beaded bracelets | Sugar Aunts

Crochet A Rainbow Scarf with this fun craft kit!


Create a 3D Rainbow

Paint rocks & stack a rainbow| Adventures of Adam

Grow your own Rainbow with this fun science experiment! | Little Bins for Little Hands

Watch the wind blow your colors with this fun Rainbow Windsock craft | The Kids Craft Room

Add some color to your garden with these Rainbow painted Garden Pots!

Make your own rainbow pillow with this Plush Craft Heart Pillow Kit — my daughter got this for the holidays & loved it!


Hang a Rainbow

Use ribbons & buttons to make this awesome Rainbow in a Cloud | Sunshine Whispers

Use colored egg shells to make a gorgeous rainbow mosaic | Mosswood Connections

Have you ever tried Wikki Stix?  They make a beautiful 3D rainbow craft kids can hang!

Watch the sun shine through the colors with this Melted Bead Rainbow craft | Homegrown Friends



More Spring Crafts & Activities:

 70 Free Printable Spring Crafts & Activities

50 Learning Ideas for your Easter Basket