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rainbow glitter craft
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St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Craft

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost: $3


  • stapler
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun


  • 1" strips of colored cardstock
  • White Glue
  • Glitter
  • String
  • 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.
    rainbow colored paper
  • Stack the strips in order of the rainbow colors and staple one side.
    paper rainbow
  • Bring the staggered sides over to the other end and staple.
    card stock rainbow
  • Hot glue cotton balls for clouds.
    rainbow with cotton ball clouds
  • Spread glue on white hearts with Q-tip or paint brush. COVER in glitter and let dry.
    glitter hearts
  • Cut a long piece of twine and make a knotted loop. Glue to top of the rainbow.
    rainbow glitter craft
  • Glue hearts to the long strings underneath the rainbow (we used hot glue).
    glitter hearts glued to rainbow