f you’re looking for something that’s truly one-of-a-kind, try making a handprint rainbow. This is a great way to preserve a special moment in your child’s life, and it also makes a wonderful gift. Just paint your child’s hand with different colorful paints and then press it onto some construction paper or card stock. You can even add some glitter or sparkles for an extra touch of magic!
Let’s break down in detail what you will need to do in order to recreate this rainbow handprint craft.
Rainbow Handprint Craft For Kids
What you’ll need:
* 1 sheet light blue construction paper
* Acrylic craft paint: red, orange, purple, blue, yellow, green and white
Rainbow Handcraft Instructions
1. Place construction paper on work surface in front of child.
2. Have child curve their hand and paint (start with red) the side of the hand along the pinky and down to the heel.
3. Gently press side of painted hand onto the construction paper to form half of the first rainbow ray.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3 with red paint on the other hand to form the other half of the rainbow ray.
5. Repeat these steps with all the colors of the rainbow, washing hands in between each color. Starting from the top of the rainbow and working downward, the order is: Red
Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
6. When rainbow is complete, have child make a fist, then paint the side of the fist generously with white paint. Press onto bottom of the rainbow to form the clouds. Repeat across paper under the rainbow until entire rainbow is lined with clouds.
7. Allow to dry completely.
8. This step is optional, but if you are sending this as a gift, use a marker to write a message across the top!
Different Rainbow DIY Crafts Ideas
Who knew that there were so many different ways to make a rainbow craft? We’ve found a great selection of different rainbow DIY crafts ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages. From simple paper plate rainbows to more complex projects like yarn rainbows, there’s something here for everyone.
One of the simplest ways to make a rainbow is with a few sheets of construction paper and some glue. Just cut out your rainbow shape from the construction paper, and then glue on some colorful tissue paper or ribbon strips to create the illusion of a rainbow. If you want to get really creative, you can even add some glitter or sequins to your project.
If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, try making a yarn rainbow. This is a great project for kids who are just learning to knit or crochet. Just create a basic chain stitch with your yarn, and then add in some colorful pom-poms or beads to represent the different colors of the rainbow.
For a really unique rainbow craft, try making a paper plate rainbow. Just cut out a semicircle from a paper plate, and then decorate it with different colors of tissue paper or construction paper. You can even add some glitter or sequins to really make your project sparkle.