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15 Fun Rainbow Crafts for Kids

by Rachel Withers
March 13, 2024

Fun rainbow crafts for St Patrick’s day or spring art for kids. Create wall hangings, clay & playdough rainbows or try fun painting projects.

Updated January 2024

I’ve loved rainbows for as long as I can remember. And now that I have kids, it’s especially fun to fill the house with rainbow art of all kinds. .

We have another amazing roundup of ideas for you, some of which come from the blog, and others from creative folks over on Instagram. 

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

I can’t wait to try these ideas with my kids. And I hope you & the kids in your life will enjoy crafting, painting, sculpting and discovering rainbows through these rainbow arts & crafts Ideas for kids.

Rainbow Crafts for Kids

Painted air dry clay rainbows with Word Rocks Project
Photo by Word Rocks Project

1. Clay Rainbows from Word Rocks Project

If you love rainbows like me, you’re going to want to hop on over & read the full tutorial on how to make these adorable little clay rainbows

Photo by Inspire My Play

2. Rainbow Ice Painting from Inspire My Play

I can’t wait to try this ice painting activity using tempera paint sticks with my kids––perfect for toddlers & preschoolers!

Painted rainbow with beaded hanger
Photo by Riverside Art Studio

3. Painted Rainbow & Beaded Hanger from Riverside Art Studio

This painted rainbow is sure to brighten up any space. And it looks like so much fun to bead & paint!

rainbow scraper art featured
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. Rainbow Scraper Painting from the Artful Parent

Scrape painting is a fun process art activity for kids. This fun technique moves paint with a card to create colorful rainbows.

Photo by Inspire My Play

5.Nature-inspired rainbow board from Inspire My Play

This is a wonderful color matching activity for spring & summer with your little ones. I want to make one too!

Rainbow Playdough activity for kids with Homegrown Friends
Photo by Homegrown Friends

6. Rainbow Playdough Activity for Kids from Homegrown Friends

Kids are sure to enjoy this rainbow playdough activity and it’s such an easy one to set up!  If you’re looking for a good playdough recipe, try one of our 3 Awesome Homemade Playdough Recipes.

rainbow made of slime
Photo by Andrea Martelle

7. Rainbow Slime from The Artful Parent

The ever-popular slime! Mix up a batch & create a rainbow of colors.

Photo by Creation Space

8. A Rainbow of Color Mixing from Creation Space

I love this idea to use a color mixing activity to create a rainbow for kids.

painted rainbows structure
Photo by Danielle Falk

9. 3D Rainbow Cardboard Sculptures from the Artful Parent

Learn how to make a 3D rainbow cardboard sculpture by cutting and painting cardboard rainbows, then stacking them up to make a tall sculpture.

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

10. Paper Rainbows from The Artful Parent

These super simple paper rainbows are so lovely! And don’t forget the fluffy cotton ball clouds!

Rainbow Scratch Art_ Babble Dabble Do

11. Rainbow Scratch Art from Babble Dabble Do

I remember making my own scratch art as a kid. If you’re looking for an activity to get a little extra energy out with your kids/students – this is it. And what fun when that rainbow of color begins to emerge!

Sensory rainbow play for kids with Hlm Studio

12. Sensory Rainbow Play from HLM Studio

Heather set up ice, salt, shaving cream, water beads and squeeze bottles with colored water for some fun rainbow inspired play.

Cardboard Rainbow Collages with Little Mainer Art Studio

13. Cardboard Rainbow Collages from Little Mainer Art Studio

These Artbar-inspired rainbow collages were so fun for the kids to make at our toddler art class!

Rainbow colored brick sidewalk with Homegrown Friends
Photo by Homegrown Friends

14. Rainbow Chalk Activity with Homegrown Studios

Get your kids and their friends busy with warmer weather approaching and turn your sidewalk, patio or driveway into a colorful rainbow walkway!

15. The Rainbow Skittles Experiment from the Artful Parent

Technically, this is more of a science experiment than a craft, but we guarantee your kids will love trying this one out!

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Spring Creativity pack!

Let creativity blossom with this fun bundle of art activities perfect for Spring!! This 40-page printable eBook is full of coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and more!

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