Download the Free Rainbow Craft Template and make this easy craft for preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Crafts for kids on CraftingJeannie.com!
Check out this easy rainbow craft for your little ones! Use the free template to cut out the perfect rainbow arch shapes. Once you have the shapes cut out, your kids just have to glue them to the paper!
Get the Free Rainbow Craft Template below and enjoy this fun spring craft with your Kindergarteners, Preschoolers, and Toddlers.
Add Some Cotton Balls as Clouds on the Bottom of the Rainbow!
Whether you are a preschool teacher, parent, grandparent, librarian, or Daycare worker, you will love this easy rainbow craft. Make it while you’re learning about spring, St. Patrick’s Day, or as part of a weather lesson. These rainbows are perfect at school, at home, or just for fun!
Enjoy this Easy Rainbow Craft for Preschoolers while reading these Fun Books:
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your raindrop craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Rainbow Craft Template<— Get it Here!
- construction paper, colored copy paper, or colored cardstock
- glue sticks (click for our favorite kind of glue)
- white school glue (if adding cotton)
- cotton balls (optional)
Watch the Rainbow Craft Video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy craft for kids.
Did you know that rainbows can be full circles, but we only see an arc? Learn more rainbow facts on Wikipedia.com
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Rainbow Craft Template
Download the Free Rainbow Craft Template. These pages include everything you need to make this fun craft. In the next step, you will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Rainbow Craft Shapes
Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.
Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!
Step 3: How to Assemble this Rainbow Craft for Toddlers
I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.
- First, glue the red arch onto your blue construction paper.
- Next, glue each colored arch below the red arch: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple.
- Optional: Pull apart cotton balls and glue them onto your rainbow to make a soft and fluffy cloud.
- Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
Step 1: First, glue the red arch onto your blue construction paper.
Step 2: Next, glue each colored arch below the red arch: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple.
Step 3: Optional: Pull apart cotton balls and glue them onto your rainbow to make a soft and fluffy cloud. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
And you’re finished with your Rainbow Craft for Preschoolers!
This is a great Spring craft for preschoolers or a weather craft to make just for fun. And, it’s a great craft for Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.
More Weather Crafts for Kids
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Weather Crafts for Kids.
- Free Do A Dot Rainbow
- Mosaic Rainbow Printable
- Preschool Kite Craft
- Easy Umbrella Craft
- Rain Cloud Craft
- Sun Craft for Kids
- Free Water Cycle Worksheets
- Printable Water Cycle Bingo
- Water Cycle Craft for Kindergarten
- Free Weather Coloring Pages
As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!