It’s time to go over the rainbow and discover that pot of gold, and we’ve got 20 Cute Rainbow Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day that are perfect for the purpose!
Every festival has with it a great many legends and tales, and St. Patrick’s day is no different! With shamrocks, rainbows, gold and leprechauns, I think this is one holiday that has quite a variety of different stories!
There are many explanations about how each myth or legend came to be and the one about rainbows is related to the season. Since this March signals the arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere, there tend to be spring showers. The sunlight works its magic through the raindrops and what we get are rainbows!
I’m not sure about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but catching a sight of one is no less of a treasure! Let’s celebrate all things rainbow this season with a roundup of the brightest and easiest rainbow crafts for St. Patrick’s Day! Gather all your paints and all your craft papers – we’re going to need every color you have!
20 Cute Rainbow Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day
Let your preschooler set up her first rainbow with this simple craft from Crafty Morning. Having a 3 D model of a rainbow is so much more satisfying than a flat version!
Gather all your colored pom poms – it’s time to make a rainbow! This is a great activity for preschoolers to color match, especially if you mark out the colors on the base beforehand. Make it more challenging by using tweezers to pick the pom poms.
Best part of using a paper plate for a rainbow? The shape is already there! Cut a paper plate into half and get painting. Messy Little Monsters adds some tufts of cotton wool to create little clouds.
Rainbows are instantly cheerful, and they’re even better when they’re smiling too! Make these cute little smiley rainbows as little greeting cards for this season. Make smaller versions to convert into magnets!
Our Kid Things has a fun project that uses coffee filters for rainbows with a beautiful blended effect. Kids will love seeing how one color just melts into another!
Buying new books for the new season? Then you deserve a new bookmark as well, and what could be more fitting than a rainbow one! Make multiple ones to share with your friends.
This craft from Kids Craft Room is a fun one to make around this holiday! All you need are cardboard tubes and colored paper, and you’re good to go!
Not satisfied with making just a rainbow? Go ahead and make a shamrock as well! Cupcake liners are put to good use in this craft and kids will enjoy seeing how one shape can turn into many!
Pink Stripey Socks has the perfect decor piece for your room this spring – a rainbow mobile! Add a tiny little bell at the end of it and hang it in a place the breeze blows for some extra cheer!
This craft is perfect for quilling beginners since it uses just the basic quilling shape. At the same time, kids can experiment with tight coils and loose coils and see the different effects created.
You’ve probably seen plastic versions of these before, but CBC Parents shows us how cool the rock ones are! When choosing stones for these, go with ones that have a flat surface and are of different sizes.
We absolutely love paper collages, and this rainbow paper collage is one of our favorites! The little clovers in the background give this a distinct St. Paddy feel!
When you want a craft that combines rainbows and shamrocks, check out this project from Twitchetts! This is really simple to make, and you can scale it up or down as you wish.
Here is a great idea for a wall art project that’s perfect for the season! With bright cheery colors this project succeeds without being overwhelming and works well for kids of all ages.
They say that St. Patrick’s is holiday with a lot of noise, and if you’d like to add some noise to your celebrations, try making these tambourines from Kids Craft Room!
A flower that blooms in every color of the rainbow – that’s our tissue paper rainbow flower for you! This is a great beginner’s project for working with tissue paper.
Planning a rainbow theme party this season? Well, in that case you have to have a pinata, and Doodle and Stitch have got the perfect one for your bash!
Here’s a project for preschoolers and even toddlers who’re learning about colors! This craft cleverly incorporates all the colors, using green for the weeds and blue for the water.
Just like you can’t have a unicorn that doesn’t fart rainbows, you can’t have a list of rainbow crafts without a unicorn! Mom Does Reviews has a cute little craft that unicorn fans will love.
Buttons are a great way to get in a lot of colors to your craft project, and this rainbow caterpillar is an easy one for little kids. Managing those small buttons is a good fine motor skill!
Pretty sure all that color is making you feel all pepped up and ready to craft! While you’re at it, get in some books about rainbows, like What makes a Rainbow by Betty Ann Schwartz.
Plan a rainbow arts and crafts party and use some of these ideas for decor, some for a group activity, and some as party favors!