This post was most recently updated on March 11th, 2020
A bright, colorful, and glittery St. Patrick’s Day rainbow craft for kids! Use craft paper in a rainbow of colors to make this quick and easy rainbow. Then add cotton balls for the clouds!
Watch our step by step video!
Rainbows are perfect for any time of year, but especially during the month of March. Ruby and I had fun making this sweet little St. Patrick’s Day rainbow craft to brighten up our window.
I love the bold colors and she loves the glitter. We will show you how easy it was to make, and share more rainbow treats and activities at the end of the post!
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft for Kids
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Craft
- hot glue gun
- 1" strips of colored cardstock
- White Glue
- Cotton Balls
- 1" white cardstock hearts
- Stagger the lengths of your strips by 1/2" beginning with red. Ex: If your red strip is 8" long, your orange will be 7.5", yellow 7", green 6.5" ...and so on.
- Stack the strips in order of the rainbow colors and staple one side.
- Bring the staggered sides over to the other end and staple.
- Hot glue cotton balls for clouds.
- Spread glue on white hearts with Q-tip or paint brush. COVER in glitter and let dry.
- Cut a long piece of twine and make a knotted loop. Glue to top of the rainbow.
- Glue hearts to the long strings underneath the rainbow (we used hot glue).
Hang on the wall or in a window!
This post is updated version of one originally shared in 2014.
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Desiree @THE36THAVENUE says
This is too cute… PINNING!
Thank you so much for partying with us!
Thank you Desiree! 🙂
This is absolutely adorable! I love any craft that involves glitter!
Aww…this is SO cute!!
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
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Very cute craft!! Always love gold glitter!
DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) says
Love your DIY need to this one with the grand kids. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.
What an adorable project! Rainbows sure make these yucky days of February go a little faster. Thanks for sharing!
This is adorable! Thanks for sharing.
Mixed Bag Mama says
So cute! My 4 year old would love this. Love all of the other ideas too! Thanks for sharing on This is How We Roll link up.
Mama's Happy Hive says
Thank you for linking up at “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday link party! You have been featured on Mama’s Happy Hive blog. 🙂
Randi | Confessions of Parenting says
I love all of these fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas! My kids love this holiday, because who doesn’t love rainbows, gold, and mischievous leprechauns?
Such fun ideas. I love the paper rainbow craft. Great for a school activity!
The Freshman Cook says
So adorable and clever! I can’t wait to make this! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!