Rainbow Paper Craft for Kids

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A few days back, my son requested some kind of indoor crafting activity. I came up with this cute rainbow paper craft that’s very easy to set up and put together.

I believe that this can be good for toddlers as well, but depending on your little one’s age, this activity might turn out a little bit differently.

We all know that there aren’t any rules when it comes to crafting, therefore, in this article, I am going to show you two versions of how to approach this rainbow paper craft activity. You are more than welcome to choose which one you like best.

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Age Group: 2 – 6 yrs

Difficulty: Easy

Time To Complete: 20 – 30 min


  • rainbow template – you can easily create your own, or see the one listed in my store
  • colored paper – optional if you have my template, not needed if you choose to color in the sections with markers
  • cotton balls or makeup remover pads ( whatever you have on hand)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • markers – only if you choose to use these instead of colored paper
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Prep work:

  1. Print out your rainbow template or you can always draw one on a piece of paper.
  2. Write the name of each color in the different sections of the rainbow, skip this step if you already have my template. This is useful for the child to identify which color goes into which section
  3. cut out all the colored squares – might be a little easier to use a paper cutter since the squares are quite small, but scissors are fine too


Now, let your child have fun by making the rainbow! There are no rules at this stage, let your child have fun by gluing all the squares into the sections.

Step 1: Get your supplies ready and organized by colors

Step 2: Add the colors – here you’ll have to decide whether you’ll use markers or colored paper.

Step 3: Glue the clouds – this is quite simple, add glue to the page and then stick the cotton balls to the page.

Once you have the clouds, this craft is pretty much done!

Here’s how my son’s rainbow paper craft turned out. He wanted to make two of them and he chose to use markers instead. But we’re planning to recreate this craft using colored paper too!

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Happy crafting!

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