Rainbow Cloud Craft

Kids will love making their very own rainbow at home with this fun and easy Rainbow Cloud Craft! It’s easy enough for preschoolers and kindergarteners to make on their own with just a little help in the gluing department.

rainbow cloud craft for kids

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This rainbow cloud craft is the perfect addition for a weather, colors or Noah’s ark unit study. But it’s even better as a just for fun craft to keep little hands busy and out of trouble!


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Supplies Needed:

This easy craft only needs a few supplies that you should already have around the house.

rainbow cloud craft supplies

How to Make a Rainbow Cloud:

Cut the paper plate in half then glue the cotton balls to the front. This is a great way to teach smaller kids how to only use a dot of glue on the paper plate then place a cotton ball on top of it.

While the glue from the cotton balls is drying, cut the colored construction paper into strips. It only takes one strip of each color so save the rest of the paper for another craft or cut more strips for more than one child.

Once the cotton balls are just about dry, flip over the paper plate and glue the strips onto the back.

Once the glue on the paper strips drys, flip your plate back over and it’s all done!

rainbow cloud craft finished

Directions to Make a Rainbow Paper Craft:

  1. Gather materials and cut a paper plate in half.
  2. Glue cotton balls to the front of the paper plate.
  3. While the glue is drying, cut a strip of each color to make the rainbow.
  4. Flip the paper plate over and glue each strip to the back of the plate in the order of the colors of the rainbow.
  5. Wait for it to dry and hang it somewhere for everyone to enjoy!

These adorable rainbow cloud crafts make the perfect springtime classroom decoration, whether it’s for a school classroom or your homeschool room!

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