Raving about Rainbows

Raving about Rainbows

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We’ve been on a bit of a Noah kick lately, so I thought I’d share one more super fun rainbow project we did a few years back.  Of course, this also fits perfectly into the upcoming St. Patrick’s day holiday.  To get a Christian perspective on St. Patrick’s day and more lesson ideas, be sure to check out this post.

Rainbow 25 300x225 At the End of the Rainbow

I was inspired to do this project when I I spotted this picture on Pinterest.  I quickly headed over to smART class blog to get the details.

painting

To begin, make an engineering print (super fun and super cheap!) with your child (or class) as the focus.  I decided to do our poster as if Chipmunk was holding the rainbow in her hands. Here’s our starting picture:

Rainbow 26 300x225 R is for Rainbows!

Have the kids (if they are older) paint a rainbow onto the picture.

Rainbow

 If you’re doing this for Noah’s ark, you could also use some clip art from this site and paint a really big rainbow directly over the ark.

Various images of Noah's ark

After we hung this poster up as an example, we made small versions with each of the daycare kids.   I started with a picture of each child, holding their hands out.  I love using Walgreens for pictures, because you can take the pictures, upload, and pick them up 10 minutes later!

Rainbow 41 300x225 R is for Rainbows!

Chipmunk decided to make rainbow dots instead of bows, but it still turned out great!  Again, if you want, put an ark as the focal point instead.

Rainbow 49b 300x225 R is for Rainbows!

Finished! Love it!!

More Rainbow Themed Crafts

(For Noah or St. Patrick’s Day!)

How to make a St. Patrick's Day Wreath

From Crafts and Coffee (that sounds like my kind of blog!)

Yarn & Foam Rainbow

Summer fun kid's craft: How to make a punch art picture using leftover yarn. #KidsCrafts

This looks way more complicated than it is.  So much fun!   Again, from Crafts and Coffee. 

Paper Strip Rainbow (Preschool)

Raving about Rainbows

From 3 Boys and Dog

Fruit Loop Rainbow

From Kindergarten Smorgasbord

Rainbow Cupcakes

R is for Rainbow

No link for this one, but should be easy to make with those candies!

Happy Rainbowing!

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Parts of this post were originally published on 3 Boys and Dog where I served as craft writer for a time.  

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the Rainbow Yarn Wreath from Crafts ‘n Coffee! May I share another idea for your readers? I think the younger set will enjoy making this Rainbow Yarn Art, too: http://craftsncoffee.com/2013/05/31/colorful-kids-craft-how-to-make-a-yarn-art-rainbow-picture/ Happy crafting! Sharon
    Sharon recently posted..A festive, St. Patrick’s Day Deco Mesh Topiary

  2. Thank you for stopping by, Sharon. I’ll be happy to add this to the list!

  3. Why, thanks again! Sharon
    Sharon recently posted..A festive, St. Patrick’s Day Deco Mesh Topiary