Rainbows have always been a favorite of mine. Every time I see one, I am always reminded of God’s promise to us. We are learning about Noah’s ark in my girls’ Sunday school class, and I wanted to come up with a fun craft for us to do at home. I LOVE doing any type of craft with paper plates, so that’s what first came to mind. Perhaps, maybe you are wanting to make a rainbow for a St. Patrick’s Day craft with your kids. This is a perfect activity for that as well! Here’s what you will need to get started being CrAfTy with your kiddos! Smile, laugh, and have a blast with your children while making this rainbow weaving craft. This post contains affiliates.
Step 1: First, cut your paper plate in half.
Step 2: Next, draw a line with a pencil around the semi-circle on the plate. This is to make it easier for your child to see where to stop cutting.
Step 3: Begin cutting on the lines all the way to the semi-circle. Do this all the way around the plate.
Step 4: Then, take a violet pipe cleaner and wrap it around the first section of the plate. Begin weaving in and out all the way around the plate. There will be some left over. Do not worry about that until after you have weaved all of the pipe cleaners.
Step 5: With the second color, indigo, start on the second section and wrap around to secure it. Then weave in and out all the way to the other side. Continue doing this with all colors. Press down the pipe cleaners as you weave. When you get to the orange, you will have to twist two oranges together to make it fit across the entire plate. Same goes for the red pipe cleaner.
Step 6: Cut off the remaining pipe cleaner and twist to secure.
Step 7: Finally, using Elmer’s Glue, paste the cotton balls to each side of the rainbow.
Step 8: If you are doing this as a bible lesson, you could write “God’s Promise” on the white part like the image below. You could also put your child’s name on them or simply write “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”
Hope you enjoy this craft with your little ones!
Let me know how they liked this activity! I would love to hear from you! 🙂 God Bless!
Don’t forget to pin the image below to Pinterest to save for later.