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.
Whatever the weather we've some inspiration to get crafty with this large collection of weather crafts.
This technique is a fun way for younger children to add some textural snowflakes to their winter pictures! Our photos aren't great but hopefully you can see the effect.
Kids can have a go at this fun cotton bud snowflakes craft during the winter or for Christmas. Glittering the ends of the cotton buds is fun to do, and the sticky tack makes them satisfyingly quick to turn out, so make as many as you have gems!
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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This glitter glue snowflake is quick and fun to make and is suitable for all ages. Younger children can keep their snowflake designs simple or trace designs you have created, while older children can get really got to town! Display in a window or hang on the Christmas tree.
Here is a glittery snowflake craft for kids which can be done with all ages. The result is a very pretty snowflake which can be hung in your window or on your Christmas tree.
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.
Here's an idea for some messy fun to while away a long winter afternoon!
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Construction paper White paint
This large snowflake craft can be done with even the youngest children - perfect for dressing up the classroom or home for winter or at Christmas! And as you can see below, they look very pretty displayed in a window...
Measuring the rain in the UK can be very rewarding - at least you won't have to wait too long to get a result! Here are instructions for making a simple homemade rain gauge out of a plastic bottle - perfect for your experiments in measuring the weather.
Here is a brilliant scientific craft / experiment - making your own anemometer out of paper cups and sticks, and them learning how to measure the wind speed. You will end up with a very rough answer but a good understanding of how a real anemometer works!
This is a fun way to encourage children to think about how to measure wind direction, and why they might want to measure it. And of course, for some reason, weather vanes are often cockerel shaped - so ours is too! This easy craft includes a template for you to cut out.
Get creative with our painted wellies! This is a lovely way to update old Wellingtons and would be a nice way to personalise hand-me-downs. The result is not permanent. Designs can be removed whenever you want with nail varnish remover or will chip off after about a month.
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.
Twist and turn some pipe cleaners to make this pretty pipe cleaner snowflake decoration for your window or tree. Or make lots and combine in a snowflake mobile. This is a good "no mess" craft for keeping little fingers busy...
Have fun making this popsicle stick snowflake craft - use them to decorate the Christmas tree, your classroom or your windows in winter! Use whatever crafty decorations you have on hand...
Create some pretty, textural snowflakes with our puffy paint recipe, made from kitchen ingredients. Watching the paint puff up in the microwave is always exciting!
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.
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!
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!
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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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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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.
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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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.
Here's a quick and fun snowflake activity - and you almost certainly have everything you need easily to hand! The finished snowflakes are really lovely so the kids will feel they have made something special.
Bring a little sunshine into your home with this super easy sun handprint craft for summer! And as it involves some painting, some tracing, some cutting and some sticking, it proves a particularly popular craft for kids!
Brighten up a room with this quick and easy recycled craft idea which uses an old foil pie plate and sweet wrappers!
Care should be taken with very young children as the points of the "sun" can be sharp.
Make this tissue paper snowflake with the kids for a quick and easy Christmas or winter decoration. It's a classic idea but it never loses its appeal, and as the kids get older the snowflakes can get more and more complex.
Although our photo doing do this craft justice, it's worth having a go at these wax resist snowflakes.
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.