Rainbow Crafts

I think this is one of my favourite craft pages at Activity Village! Sarah and the boys have really excelled themselves and come up with some bright, colourful and appealing crafts that will cheer up the dullest day and look lovely displayed in the house or classroom. Rainbow crafts are fun at any time of year, but you might enjoy them as part of a weather theme, or for St Patrick's Day, perhaps.

Bead Sculpture Rainbow

Bead Sculpture Rainbow

This rainbow craft is fun because it is 3D - and also because threading beads onto pipe cleaners is just fun, anway! The rainbow sits on a cloud cut from foam board (or a recycled pizza tray) so it make a pretty display.

Fingerprint Rainbow

Fingerprint Rainbow

This fingerprint rainbow is a fun activity for little ones - perfect for St Patrick's Day, a Noah's Ark or general rainbow theme.

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Handprint Rainbow

Handprint Rainbow

This handprint rainbow makes a fantastic classroom or large group project and looks dazzling on the wall! Perfect for St Patrick's Day, Noah's Ark, or any rainbow theme - as well as for Rainbows' Promise and Pot of Gold Ceremonies.

Paper Sculpture Rainbow

Paper Sculpture Rainbow

This paper sculpture rainbow is fun for the kids to make and looks to pretty on display, it's sure to brighten up a grey day. Pre-prepare the cloud shapes and strips for your youngest children, or get them to help and practice their cutting skills.

Rainbow Bag Tag

Rainbow Bag Tag

Hang this lovely rainbow bag tag from a satchel - or anywhere in a child's bedroom or playroom - and everyone's day will be brightened. It's a super starter sewing project for children.

Rainbow Bookmark Craft

Rainbow Bookmark Craft

Cheer up your reading book with all the colours of the rainbow. Who could resist a bookmark made from so many pretty ribbons? Our rainbow bookmark craft would make a good gift for the kids to make for mums and grannies, too.

Rainbow Castanets Craft

Rainbow Castanets Craft

The children will enjoy making these rainbow castanets for St Patrick's Day - remember there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow!

Rainbow Fridge Magnet (Or Brooch)

Rainbow Fridge Magnet

Spotting a rainbow is always a special occasion, and having seen this pretty rainbow fridge magnet craft I am convinced that every family's fridge needs a rainbow on it!

Rainbow Fuse Bead Pattern (Large)

Rainbow Fuse Bead Pattern (Large)

This rainbow fuse bead pattern uses a large circular peg board and is very pretty when made up and ironed! Maybe fun to make for St Patrick's Day or a Spring theme?

Rainbow fuse bead pattern (small)

Rainbow Fuse Bead Pattern (Small)

Very quick to put together and very pretty when made up, this rainbow fuse bead pattern uses a small circular peg board. It's the perfect size for a badge or pendant, and might be useful for a St Patrick's Day or Spring topic as well as your rainbow activities.

Rainbow Mobile

Rainbow Mobile

Is the sky grey outside? Get the paints out, put your aprons on and paint yourselves a rainbow mobile to hang in the window!

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Rainbow Necklace

Rainbow Necklace

Make a rainbow to wear round your neck for St Patrick's Day, Spring, or any time you need something bright and pretty to cheer you up!

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Rainbow Picture Frame Fuse Bead Pattern

Rainbow Picture Frame Fuse Bead Pattern

This rainbow fuse bead design makes a pretty frame for a photo of your child or a special mini-painting, and is perfect as a gift that your child can make for friends and family - and quite strong too, if you iron it well. Use a large circle board. Patience required!

Rainbow Shakers

Rainbow Shakers

These rainbow shakers are fun for younger kids to make - with the added advantage that they can play with them later, too! Great for St Patrick's Day, a rainbow theme, or any time when things need brightening up.

Rainbow Streamers

Rainbow Streamers

These Rainbow Streamers are a fun craft and decoration for kids to make for St Patrick's Day, or when studying rainbows.

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Rainbow Wool Collage

Rainbow Wool Collage

Although simple to do, the textural nature of our rainbow wool collage made it popular with our testers, who enjoyed sticking the multi-coloured strands of wool in place.

Woven Rainbow Craft

Woven Rainbow Craft

You'll need very simple supplies for this stunning woven rainbow craft, but all the kids we've tested it on really loved having a go at this and we think it looks fabulous on display. We also have a printable version of the craft instructions below.

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