If you’re looking for an easy spring craft for preschool, Pre-K, or kindergarten kids, then look no further! This rainbow craft is adorable and perfect for a spring bulletin board or any weather unit.
Best of all? It uses supplies you probably already have in your cupboards!
For this easy rainbow craft, you will need:
- Paper plates – not waxy or shiny
- Markers, crayons, paint, dot markers – it’s your choice!
- Blue yarn
- Hole punch
- Cotton balls
You will begin by chopping the paper plates in half. Each student will get half a paper plate.
Make sure that your paper plates do not have a shiny or waxy coat or else the paint or marker will slide all over.
Beginning Your Rainbow Craft
Students will color the paper plate with rainbow stripes. If you are making this rainbow craft with preschoolers, you may want to draw the stripes with a pencil and have them color within the lines.
It’s your choice if you have students color or paint the rainbow. You can even use dot markers as a paint alternative!
Either way, your rainbow crafts will turn out adorable.
Adding the Rain
Of course, you can’t have a rainbow without any rain! The rain for this rainbow craft is made of yarn.
Students will use a hole punch to punch holes across the bottom of the rainbow.
If you are making this rainbow craft with preschoolers or even in kindergarten, you may want to draw black dots to guide students where to punch.
Then, cut pieces of blue yarn. I just eyeball measurements for this!
Students will fold each piece of yarn in half and thread the middle through the hole.
Then, they will pull the two tails up and through the hole. If this is too difficult for younger students, you can have them simply put the yarn through the hole and then tie it in a knot.
Finishing Your Rainbow Crafts
To finish up this easy rainbow craft, your kids can glue cotton balls at the bottom edge for the clouds.
And there you have it! The easiest rainbow craft your preschool, kindergarten, or even first grade students will love!
This craft makes an adorable spring bulletin board idea as well. You can pair it with rainbow writing or use it as part of a weather unit.
If you make this craft with your kids, I would love it if you shared!
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