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15 Fun Rainbow Crafts for Kids

by Rachel Withers
May 17, 2023

Fun rainbow crafts for St Patricks day or summer art for kids. Create wall hangings, clay & playdough rainbows or try fun painting projects.

Rainbow Arts & Crafts Ideas for Kids

Updated June 2023

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 from a wonderful group of creative folks over on Instagram. 

15 RAINBOW Arts & Crafts Ideas for Kids

Rainbow Crafts for Kids

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.

Painted air dry clay rainbows with Word Rocks Project

1. Clay Rainbows with 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. 

Rainbow ice painting with tempera paint sticks by Inspire My Play

2. Rainbow ice painting with tempera paint sticks by Inspire My Play

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

Painted rainbow with beaded hanger

3. Painted Rainbow & Beaded Hanger with Riverside Art Studio

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

4. Rainbow Shaving Cream Art with hello, wonderful


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Agnes has lots of rainbow inspiration on her blog & Instagram account. Have you seen her amazing picture book, “My Color is Rainbow?”

And her daughter started the Rainbow Rock Project, with the goal to spread kindness one rainbow rock at a time.

Rainbow color board with Inspire My Play

5. Rainbow nature inspired color board with Inspire My Play

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

Rainbow Playdough activity for kids with Homegrown Friends

6. Rainbow Playdough Activity for Kids with Homegrown Friends

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

A Rainbow of Homemade Fluffy Slime

7. Rainbow Slime with The Artful Parent

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

Rainbow color mixing at Creation Space art studio for kids

8. A Rainbow of Color Mixing with Creation Space

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

9. A Rainbow Wall Hanging with Riverside Art Studio

This painted rainbow & it’s colorful beaded hanger looks like so much fun to make!

Rainbow Ice Painting with House of Art and Play

10. Rainbow Ice Painting with House of Art and Play

Get out the watercolors & create your own ice rainbow. This art activity is a fun way to engage a wide age range of kids & turn ice into something beautiful.

Rainbow Scratch Art_ Babble Dabble Do

11. Rainbow Scratch Art with 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 with 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 with Little Mainer Art Studio

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

Child in box with hanging rainbow ribbons

14. Rainbow Hideout with Riverside Art Studio

All that’s need to create this fun rainbow hideout is a box & some ribbon!

Rainbow colored brick sidewalk with Homegrown Friends

15. Rainbow Chalk Activity with Homegrown Studios

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

A paper rainbow with cotton ball clouds

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