After posting about Rainbow Themed Birthday Party Planning, I thought I’d follow it up with some art and craft activities centered round the rainbow theme. Since rainbow theme is pretty much all about explosion of colors, these ideas will be a perfect fit for kids of all ages. Here are ten great ideas for kids to have some fun with playing, building and learning.
1. Rainbow Paper Plate Craft
Making a paper plate rainbow is so simple and easy that you can even plan this fun activity for toddlers. Busy Bee Kids Crafts shares the steps needed for a perfect paper plate rainbow.
2. Play Doh Craft
Play doh is such a simple yet powerful resource for kids to let their creative juices flow abundantly. Kids can make an artwork on a paper plate or a sheet of paper or mold it into different shapes or patterns as they like. Here is a super cute play dough muffin from Inner Child Fun. You can never really go wrong by letting kids play with this amazing dough. With attractive colors and smooth texture, fun is guaranteed!
3. Rainbow Piñata
Do you think piñata for parties is a waste of money since it’ll be broken in a matter of minutes? Then this craft tutorial by Jada Roo Can Do on making rainbow piñata out of cardboard is just for you.
4. Coloring Activities
Painting or coloring is yet another fun activity which will allow the kids remain engrossed in their world of colors. Assort a number of coloring pages, coloring supplies and blank papers in a corner. Let the little party guests pick their choice of coloring supplies and do their painting. If you want to dig deep, get some ideas from the Art Bar Blog on scrape painting with materials like cards, squeeze bottles and tape.
5. Colored Sand Craft
Making your own colored sand is so much fun and easy. My Little 3 and me shares the quickest way of making colored sand using 3 supplies. You are going to love it!
6. Loom Bands
Loom Bands have been the latest craze among kids these days. Most of the kits available today have got a mini-tutorial for creating goodies. You can get a variety of loom band kits and supplies for affordable prices. It can be made in several patterns and color combinations with a little bit of patience and time. Bracelets, charms, hair clips, zip-holders, you name it, kids will love it! Checkout this cool cup holder craft from Meatloaf and Melodrama.
7. Colored Juicy Ice Pops
The other day my son came running to me and demanded that he wanted to make juicy ice pop. I didn’t have a clue, but he quickly spelled out the only three steps for making it. One- Pour some colored juice into the ice tray. Two- Wrap it up with a cling wrap and pierce a toothpick on top of each ice-cube. Three- Let it freeze and pop them out once done! As simple as that. Apparently he got the idea from Special Agent Oso cartoon in Disney Junior Asia. If it can excite a 6 year old, then why not make it a cooking-craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers? Get a sneak-peek of Super Healthy Kids peanut butter jelly pops here.
8. Rainbow Flower
Here is a rainbow flower craft activity for kids with colored tissue papers and pipe cleaners.
9. Rainbow Bunting
How about a bunting craft for kids? Checkout this super cool idea of making a rainbow bunting by Kitchen Counter Chronicles with all recyclable materials.
10. Finger Painting Art
If you wish to let the kids hand paint some patterns, check out this easy rainbow fingerprint from My Crazy Blessed Life.
Do you really want to have an artsy-craftsy activity for kids with very little supervision? Let the kids hand paint an old white bed linen or an A2 or A1 size paper with some non-toxic washable paints. They can try out some finger painting fun by doodling their names and making their hand impressions. It’ll make a wonderful backdrop for the group photo! Just make sure that you have chosen a safe outdoor space for the kids to go crazy over the colors. It’ll be fun and it makes cleaning up much easier too. Even though it’s not really an art or a craft activity, it’s sure to leave some pleasant memories to cherish!
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