Somewhere over the rainbow is a child (and a rainbow lovin’ mama like me) looking forward to doing a rainbow craft. St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to squeeze in a dose of ROYGBIV craftiness. So gather up your little leprechauns, set aside an afternoon and start making one of these colorfully fun and festive projects! The joy your children will experience as a result will truly be the pot of gold that makes every minute of crafting worth it.
Oh, and don’t forget to wear green, or your mini munchkins might give you a good ol’ Irish pinch!
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1. Rainbow Wind Catcher
Your window could totally use a hanging wind catcher. Why? Because after you do this craft with your kids, you’ll need a place to hang your creation! I don’t care how uneven the painted rainbow is, or how sloppy the streamers look, your wind catcher should hang in front of that window until at least March 18th. You only need a handful of supplies to make this, and it’s really easy to make. It would also be a great piece of decor to hang at a birthday party or other celebration.
For a closer look at this project, and other holiday DIY ideas, check out A Pretty Cool Life.
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2. Rainbow Pinwheel Wreath
If you want a unique wreath to put on your door, this is your guy. Or girl. It’s creative, it’s colorful and it will add a major dose of flair to your home! You can either make it with pinwheels alone, or stick them into a pre-made Styrofoam wreath. Either way, this playful creation will make St. Patty’s Day way, way more awesome.
Get more details about this project on Wine and Glue.
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3. Rainbow Cardboard Heart
Don’t get rid of any cardboard boxes you’ve got lying around the house. It isn’t time for spring cleaning yet! It is, however, time to get crafty with cardboard for St. Patrick’s Day. To do this craft, you’ll need heart shapes in various sizes to trace onto cardboard. Then you cut out the hearts, and use markers and/or paint to color them. Stack them on top of each other, with the bigger hearts on the bottom, and you’ve got a fun little piece of artwork to hang on your wall.
Head over to A Little Learning For Two for the step-by-step instructions.
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4. Rainbow Sun Catcher
Disclaimer: this craft requires using an oven, so if you’re worried about burning your rainbow, proceed with caution. (I’m mostly talking to myself.) The outcome of this project, when done correctly, is a pretty little rainbow for the outside sun to reflect off of. You’ll be adding a pop of colorful fun to your window, while also drawing more sunlight into your home. Win-win, am I right?
Check out the full tutorial on this at Fireflies and Mud Pies, where there are lots of other great arts & crafts to try.
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5. Craft Sticks Rainbow
It doesn’t get more simple than a classic rainbow and clouds. In the craft world, that means painting craft sticks and gluing cotton balls to them. I mean, really, even small children can do this! You don’t need a ton of materials, this won’t cost you a lot, and you can totally get it done in a short amount of time. Sounds like every mom’s dream craft.
You’ll find the the 4-1-1 on this easy peasy craft at Easy Peasy and Fun.
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6. Cupcake Liner Rainbow
This is probably one of the easiest crafts you could do. It might not be something you’d want to frame and hang on your wall, but it’s a great project to do with your kids. Besides bonding over colorful cupcake liners, you can review colors, particularly the ones in the rainbow, with your children if they’re still learning their colors.
Head over to I Heart Crafty Things for the instructions on making this, and check out the other seasonal projects while you’re there.
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