This easy rainbow paper craft was so much fun and an easy setup!
Even though this construction paper rainbow craft is SO EASY, there is still so much learning going on here.
If you are looking for even more creative rainbow ideas, check out this list of over 60 Rainbow Crafts Ideas for Kids!
I’ll be sharing below how easy this simple paper rainbow craft and activity was to make and the many different ways you can go about it.
Related: Looking for rainbow printables? Check some of them out here!
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Construction Paper (in all different colors)
Pair of scissors (to be used by a trusted adult only)
That. Is. It!
That’s all you will need for this rainbow paper craft.
Now, let’s get into the many ways this simple paper rainbow decoration can be used:
Talk about the sizes (biggest, big, medium, small, smallest..)
Color recognition (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink.)
Number them and count as you go!
Name recognition (learn about your name by writing the letters on each rainbow and learning about your name)
What other fun rainbow paper craft ideas can you think of incorporating to this simple craft and activity to make it learning through play?! Share with me below.
How do you make a rainbow out of construction paper?
Here are the steps I took to create this epic rainbow craft out of paper:
How to make a paper rainbow
Cut out semi-circles from sheets of construction paper in different sizes.
For red, cut out the biggest semi circle.
For orange, cut out a smaller semi circle (not too small) making sure the red pokes through when you place it over the red semi circle.
For yellow, cut out a smaller semi circle and so on and so forth.
Then, align them all together to create a set of rainbow construction craft!
How to make a large paper rainbow? You may ask…
Tape two or four sheets of the same colored construction papers together in all different colors.
Follow the same process to making a very large rainbow craft paper craft!
Related: Looking for a large tissue paper rainbow craft activity? Check this one out here!
How do you make a rainbow with paper?
How to make paper rainbow?
If you are using regular printer paper, color a set of printer paper sheets in different colors.
Then, follow the steps mentioned above to cut out semi circles out of each of the colored sheets to create a rainbow craft!
How do you make a rainbow experiment for kids?
We’ve attempted a rainbow paper towel experiment before. You can check it out here!
The famous and classic pinterest rainbow craft is very easy to put together with only:
So easy peasy. Check out our version here.
How do you make a rainbow with water and paper?
How to make rainbow with paper and water is a very simple method.
We’ve attempted this in a couple of different ways:
Rainbow coloured paper is all about the absorption of colored water into the paper towel and is a very fun and easy setup, indeed!
Related: Looking for a rainbow paper craft template? Check out our Free Printables category and search for “Rainbow Free Printable” for a fun play to learn printable!
How do you make a rainbow marker?
One of our absolute favorites!
Here is our attempt at the classic rainbow marker experiment:
How to make a Rainbow Marker + Free Printable
Super fun, really easy and a neat, “How to make a rainbow using markers” activity!
I hope that you enjoyed this simple rainbow cut out and rainbow craft activity that is filled with benefits and so much fun for crafting and learning through play!