70+ of the Best Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids

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INSIDE: Here is a giant list of the best rainbow crafts and activities for kids of all ages. From painting to sensory to science and more. There are tons of easy and fun ideas that will delight and amaze your little one!

St Patrick’s Day Rainbow

Doing rainbow activities is a great way to practice and learn colours for toddlers and preschoolers. But they are also fun to do anytime of the year. That being said, there is something about doing rainbow activities in spring. The promise of more light and sunny days makes doing a rainbow craft the perfect activity. Of course St Patrick’s Day is a great time to do a rainbow craft or activity. St Patrick’s Day and rainbow activities go hand in hand. This list of activities and craft is perfect if you are looking for ideas to include in your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Learning Colours

Rainbow crafts and activities are great for toddlers and preschooler to learn colours. To make a rainbow craft a learning opportunity all you need to do is turn into a news reporter. Yes that’s right a reporter where you describe like a reporter what your child is doing. This method is particularly effective with young toddlers who are verbal yet. As they are doing the craft, gluing or printing or weaving, talk about the different colours they are using. For young toddlers, describe what they are using in detail. For preschoolers, you can start to ask them open ended questions to encourage them to describe the colours they are using.

Talk about what their favourite colour is. Discuss what their favourite food is and what colour it is. Be sure to share yours as well. For older kids talk about shades of colour. This is something we often forget to include in our discussion of colours. Talk about light and dark colours and identify them when your using them.

Having Fun With Rainbows

Of course learning colours is important but just having fun with these crafts is important too. I have no doubt that you will enjoy these ideas. I had a hard time deciding which ideas to include because there are just so many fun ideas out there.

Tell me which one will you do first?

Rainbow Crafts For Kids

70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Rainbow Sun Catcher Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Coffee Filter Watercolor Rainbows – Our Kid Things
  3. Tissue Paper Craft – Crayons and Cravings
  4. Rainbow Art Painting for Kids with Pointillism – Coffee and Carpool
  5. Rainbow Card Craft For Kids [Free Template]– Simple Everyday Mom
  6. St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Rainbow Canvas – Frugal Mom Eh
  7. Simple Rainbow Weaving for Kids – Days With Grey
  8. Rainbow Paper Plate Weaving Project – Pink Stripey Socks
70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Kitchen Tool Rainbow Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbows – Pink Stripey Socks
  3. Glue Resist Watercolour Rainbow – The Crafts At Home Family
  4. Paint a Rainbow Sponge Painting – Messy Little Monsters
  5. Rainbow Sponge Painting Art Project – Glitter on A Dime
  6. Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft – Look We’re Learning
  7. Paper Rainbow Craft – The Gingerbread House
  8. Rainbow Mickey Mouse Craft – Grace Giggles and Naptime
70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Potato Masher Rainbow Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Painted Rainbow Leaf Craft – Grace Giggles and Naptime
  3. Rainbow Piñata – Made With Happy
  4. Rainbow Paper Wreath Craft for Kids – School Time Snippets
  5. Popsicle Stick Rainbow and Felt Cloud Craft – Darcy and Brian
  6. Paper Plate Rainbow Garden – Blue Bear Wood
  7. Clouds and Rainbow Craft – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  8. Easter egg Rainbow Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime

More Rainbow Crafts for Kids

70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Rainbow Hearts Dot Sticker Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Hanging Rainbow & Pot of Gold St Patricks Day Craft – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  3. Pom Pom Painted Rainbow Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning
  4. Cotton Ball Rainbow Painting Craft – ABCs of Literacy
  5. Fused Bead Rainbow Suncatchers – Fire Flies and Mud Pies
  6. Rainbow Jellyfish Craft – Crafts By Amanda
  7. Yarn Wrapped Cloud Rainbows & Pom Poms – Red Ted Art
  8. How to make simple 3D rainbow art that is amazing – Twitchetts
  1. Rainbow Walking Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Corner Bookmark DIY – Red Ted Art
  3. Rainbow String Painting – Twitchetts
  4. Tissue Paper Contact Paper Window Art  – Active Littles
  5. Rainbow Windsock Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
  6. Pom Pom Rainbow Collage – Danya Banya
  7. Puffy Paint Rainbow – Sunhats and Wellie Boots
  8. Paper Unicorn Rainbow – Craft Bits
70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Cardboard Collage Rainbow Art – Craft Bits
  2. Easy Washi Tape Rainbow Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
  3. How to Make an Easy Pop Up Rainbow – Red Ted Art
  4. Easy Yarn Wrapped Rainbow Craft – School Time Snippets
  5. Painted Stone Craft – Non Toy Gifts
  6. Washi Tape Rainbow Wreaths – 3Dinosaurs
  7. Popsicle Bird Feeder Craft – Made With Happy
  8. Paper Plate Rainbow Craft – Messy Little Monsters
70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Cork Painted Rainbow – Messy Little Monsters
  2. Button Rainbow (with Free Printable!) – The Craft At Home Family
  3. St. Patrick’s Day Pot Of Gold Sponge Painting – Frugal Mom Eh
  4. Paper Roll Rainbow Butterfly Craft – Non Toy Gifts
  5. Rainbow Paint Bleed Art – Blue Bear Wood
  6. St Patricks Day Rainbow Handprint Craft – 123 Home School 4 Me
  7. Paper Plate Tambourine for St Patrick’s Day – Red Ted Art
  8. Handprint Rainbow Painting – Kids Craft Room

Rainbow Activities for Kids

70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Baking Soda Volcano – Hello Wonderful
  3. Rainbow Slime – Kids Activity Blog
  4. St. Patrick’s Day Favors With Gold Coins And Rainbows – Hello, Yummy
  5. Make A Rainbow Castle with LEGO Duplo Blocks – Glitter On a Dime
  6. How to Grow Rainbow Crystals EASILY at Home – Kids Science Activity – 123 Home SCHool 4 Me
  7. Surprise Rainbow Activities – The Best Ideas For Kids
  8. Scented Fizzy Rainbow – Fun A Day
70+ Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Kids
  1. Build a Book Rainbow – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Rainbow Bubble Snakes – Hello, Wonderful
  3. Block Rainbow Gem Sorting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Pot of Gold Rainbow Stick Wall – Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Rainbow Walking Water Science Experiment – Fun Learning For Kids
  6. Rainbow Rice Scoop and Pour – Happy Toddler Playtime
  7. M&M science rainbow {STEAM for kids} – Gift of Curiosity
  8. Rainbow Dice Sensory Bottle – Happy Toddler Playtime
  9. Colour Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Happy Hooligans
  1. Rainbow Pouring Station – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Colouring Matching Rainbow – Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Rainbow in a Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Rainbow Rice Maze Run – Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Unicorn Rainbow Haircutting – Happy Toddler Playtime

The Best Sensory Bin and STEAM Books

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Also check out my new book coming out in the Summer 2021: Super STEAM Activity Book! Stay tuned for more information!

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