You can only see a rainbow if the sun is behind you and the rain is in front. But you don’t have to wait for this rare phenomenon to experience the beauty of rainbows. If your child adores rainbows, make this easy and colorful rainbow craft in a few simple steps.
All you need are the following supplies:
- Rainbow colored papers
- Cotton balls
- A stapler (or glue)
- A pair of scissors
- A ruler
Traditional rainbow colors are red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and violet. However, I left out light blue so that the violet sheet of paper (at the base of the rainbow) wouldn’t be too short.
The longest strip equals the longest side of the paper. For example, if you have construction paper with the longest side being 15 inches, then the red strip will be 15 inches.
Then, each successive color gets shorter by 1 inch (or 2.5 cm). I made the height of each strip of paper roughly 1.18 inches (or 3 cm). But you can make it taller or shorter. It’s up to you. I wanted 4 rainbows, so I cut extra strips on each sheet of paper.
Don’t forget, that the red paper has to be the longest!
Place the cut-out colored strips atop each other precisely, then staple through all 6 strips of paper. Next, match them on the other end too, and then staple it together.
Now that you’ve completed your rainbow, only the clouds are left. Cut the cotton balls in half, and put the ends of the rainbow inside and staple it (or you can also use glue as well).
If you want more curvature, then glue/staple the two cotton balls together so that it will hold the two sides closer to each other.
It’s easy to make a lot of them, so you can gift it to somebody or just place them throughout your home.