Rainbow craft and activity ideas for kids

Rainbow crafts are so bright and colourful and perfect for this time of year as we head towards Spring. I have put together a collection of my favourite rainbow craft ideas for kids. Whether you are looking for an easy rainbow craft, a fun rainbow activity or something that you can make with your child as a gift or keepsake, this list has it covered. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids. A selection of easy rainbow crafts, fun rainbow activities, keepsakes and gift ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and older children.

Scroll through the photographs of the rainbow crafts and activities below and click on the links for full instructions. You might also like to take a look at our list of must have rainbow items



Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Rainbow footprint butterfly.

This beautiful keepsake can be made using a babies or toddlers footprint. Use rainbow coloured paints to create a colourful rainbow footprint butterfly


rainbow craft ideas for kids - rainbow butterfly clay ring dish


Why not go one step further and make a beautiful rainbow butterfly ring dish with babies or toddlers footprints. This is a rainbow craft you will want to treasure forever!



Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Rainbow handprint butterfly.

Alternatively use your child's handprints to make a colourful rainbow butterfly


rainbow crafts and activities for kids - rainbow playdough recipe


Let younger children get crafty with some rainbow playdough.



Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Rainbow small world activity

How much fun would toddlers and preschoolers have making and then playing with a rainbow small world. I love that the rainbow is free standing. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids -  No mess ziplock bag rainbow heart art.

If you want to get the paints out but avoid the mess have a go at making these no mess rainbow heart cards.




Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Pour painting diy flower pots

Pour painting is so much fun! We loved making these pour painting rainbow flower pots.



Here is a short video of the pour painting in action! Follow our new youtube channel to see more of our crafts and activities in action. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Rainbow drip painted luminaries


These beautiful rainbow drip painted luminaries are made using a similar painting technique. I love the way the light shines though the paint. 

Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Rainbow nail varnish candle holder

Another really fun and very effective painting technique to try is painting by dipping an object into nail varnish. I think you will agree that this rainbow candle holder is gorgeous and it is a lot easier to make than it looks. 


Rainbow art ideas for kids - ice painting

Have fun painting with some colourful ice paints. They are great for exploring colour mixing. 


rainbow crafts and activities for kids - rainbow walking water


Another fun colour mixing activity is the rainbow walking water science experiment that always amazes the kids!



Rainbow craft ideas for kids - free printable colour wheel and spinner

Explore the colours of the rainbow using a printable colour wheel. Kids will love playing with this spinner. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Rainbow painted toast, edible art.

Edible activities are always a winner with children. Rainbow painted toast is easy to set up and lots of fun.



Rainbow craft ideas for kids - Frozen water bead sensory play

I have a feeling that exploring a frozen waterbead rainbow will be another winner with young children. How fun! 


rainbow craft and activity ideas for kids - rainbow snow painting


Sticking with the freezing theme if you have snow painting a rainbow in the snow is such fun! 


Rainbow spaghetti sensory play for babies and toddlers.

Rainbow spaghetti is lots of fun for babies and toddlers. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - straw blowing rainbow art

Try blowing paint using a straw to create a piece of rainbow art. What a fun technique. 




Rainbow craft ideas for kids - tissue paper and paper plate rainbow suncatcher

Use colourful tissue paper to create a Rainbow suncatchers.  


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - tissue paper canvas wall art


Another fun idea using tissue paper is this colourful rainbow art. Make it on a canvas and it will make beautiful wall art. 


rainbow craft ideas for kids- spin art flowers

Have fun making rainbow flowers using a salad spinner. So much fun! 


Rainbow skittles science experiment. Easy and fun rainbow activities for kids

Get a bag of skittles and have a go at the rainbow skittles experiment.  It's great fun! 

Rainbow craft ideas for kids - paper plate year art, easy sewing project

Paper plate crafts are always popular and I love this yarn art rainbow craft.


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - how to make your own rainbow crayons


Kids of all ages will love making these diy rainbow crayons.  They would make adorable gifts too!


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - wooden heart magnets

Use little wooden heart to make rainbow heart magnets. The white patterns against the rainbow colours looks really effective. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - free printable rainbow and unicorn mobile colouring

I love this adorable rainbow mobile complete with unicorns. Follow the link to print out and colour your own! 



Rainbow craft ideas for kids - free printable rainbow heart colouring

Alternatively print out and make rainbow hearts. 


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - simple rainbow necklace craft


Little girls will love this sweet and simple rainbow necklace craft.

Rainbow craft ideas for kids - DIY rainbow zipper toy.

Why not have a go at making a rainbow toy for your toddler. This rainbow zipper toy looks lots of fun for little ones.


Rainbow craft ideas for kids - DIY unicorn hobby horse

Or if you are feeling really adventurous make a rainbow unicorn hobby horse.  Im totally in love with this DIY toy!

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Rainbow craft ideas for kids. A selection of easy rainbow crafts, fun rainbow activities, keepsakes and gift ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and older children.

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