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How To Make A Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

Are you looking for a simple, paper plate craft for kids? Try this easy-to-make Paper Plate Rainbow Craft! It would be a great addition to your weather or spring units. Or, just a fun craft for your kids to create on a rainy day. 


Paper Plate Rainbow Craft For Kids


Paper Plate Rainbow Craft:

Do your children want to know exactly how and when a rainbow can form? While making this rainbow craft, you can extend the learning and teach them all about how the sun filters through to create that beautiful, colorful rainbow!


Cutting, painting, and gluing while creating this craft will help your kids develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength too.


Getting Ready To Make A Paper Plate Rainbow Craft:

What’s Needed:

  • Paper Craft Plate
  • Red Craft Paint
  • Orange Craft Paint
  • Yellow Craft Paint
  • Green Craft Paint
  • Blue Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Glue
  • Cotton Balls
  • Scissors



Supplies For Paper Plate Rainbow Craft


How To Make A Paper Plate Rainbow Craft:

To begin making this rainbow craft, cut a paper plate in half. Next, paint a stripe on the outside rounded edge red.



Then, paint an orange, yellow, green, and blue stripes. If you have room on your paper plate, you can add purple too. 


Rainbow Painting Craft


While the paint dries, cut a 2 inch strip out of your scrap paper plate and glue it to under the back of your rainbow.


Paper Plate Craft For Kids


Finally, glue cotton balls on the sides under the rainbow and cut off any excess plate you don’t need.


Rainbow Craft For Kids


Not only have we used this Paper Plate Craft as a learning activity, but it’s also a really fun rainy day craft to create. The great thing about rainbows is that they are certain to bring a smile and a brighter outlook on the day to each and every person who sees it! 


Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter activity for later? Pin this to your Kids’ Crafts board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!


Paper Plate Rainbow Craft For Kids


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