Crafts Spring St Patricks Day

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft for Preschoolers

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a pretty Paper Plate Rainbow project! This easy rainbow craft for preschoolers uses a fun pom pom painitng technique to work on color recognition, fine motor skills, and more whiel creating a beautiful rainbow art and craft! Use this rainbow craft preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders as a spring craft for preschoolers or a st patricks day craft. Either way, add this to your rainbow craft ideas for a really pretty project your kids can do themselves!

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a pretty Paper Plate Rainbow project! This easy rainbow craft for preschoolers uses a fun pom pom painitng technique to work on color recognition, fine motor skills, and more whiel creating a beautiful rainbow art and craft! Use this rainbow craft preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders as a spring craft for preschoolers or a st patricks day craft. Either way, add this to your rainbow craft ideas for a really pretty project your kids can do themselves!

Paper Plate Rainbow

I get so excited with the arriavel of springtime in March, April, and May. I love the warming weather and how nature starts waking up! April showers not only bring flowers and lvoely green grass, they bring beautiful rainbows that delight children as well as adults! Have fun with your next rainbow theme or spring theme by adding this rainbow art project to your list! This paper plate rainbow is super easy to make and kids will love that they can make it pretty much on their own! Toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students will proudly display their rainbow craft preschool! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love making this pretty rainbow craft together. Use this at home, in the classroom, daycare, and more!

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rainbow craft for preschoolers

To make this simple rainbow out of a paper plate, all you need are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand:

  • white paper plate
  • washale markers (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
  • ~24 cotton balls (for both paint brushes and clouds)
  • 6 clothespins
  • washable liquid paint (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
  • egg carton or other conatiner or plate to hold paint
  • glue
  • scissors

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rainbow craft preschool

Start by carefully cutting the plate in half with scissors.

rainbow art and craft

paper plate rainbow craft

Then, as a visual for where to paint – use markers to draw arch lines of rainbow colors even placed on the half circle plate with red the outer most, then orange, yellow, green, blue,and purple as the tiny small inner half circle.  Although this part is technically optional, it really helps make sure the colors in the rainbow are evenly spaced and there is room for all of them.

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Rainbow craft ideas

Now pour paint into seperate sections of an empty egg cartoon, plate, or other paint holder. You will need red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – all the colors of the rainbow.

Next make a clever paintbrush for a unique rainbow painting project! Grab a clothespin and push on the clothespin so it latches onto a piece of cotton. This is your fun paint brush. Repeat so you have a clothespin paint brush for each color.

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Ready to paint? On a surface you’e covered with newspaper, outside, or that is okay if it gets a little paint, place your rainbow plate, paints, and clothespin brushes. Now dip the cotton ball in paint (starting with the outermost layer) and paint the ring of the rainbow that corresponds to that color.

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When you finish that color, continue with the next cotton ball in another color. Continue until you’ve painted each of the 6 color spaces. Try to cover all the white spaces so all you see are bright, bold colors.

pom pom rainbow craft

Rainbow art and craft

Once your project has dried completely. Use liquid school glue to attach cotton balls along the straight bottom edge with glue so the rainbow looks like it is coming out of the clouds.

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Spring craft for preschoolers

You can hang your rainbow craft for children on the fridge or  a window and let it brighten up any space for spring. Doesn’t it look so pretty with the light shinning through the paint – it makes it almost glow.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a pretty Paper Plate Rainbow project! This easy rainbow craft for preschoolers uses a fun pom pom painitng technique to work on color recognition, fine motor skills, and more whiel creating a beautiful rainbow art and craft! Use this rainbow craft preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders as a spring craft for preschoolers or a st patricks day craft. Either way, add this to your rainbow craft ideas for a really pretty project your kids can do themselves!

Isn’t that such a fun, pretty rainbow craft project! Kids will love that they can make it with minimul adult help!

Have fun practing tracing alphabet letters with this St patrick’s day printables. Children from toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students will enjoy tracing uppercase and lowercase letters on these green leprechaun hats to practice writing ABCs. Use these St patrick’s day activities for preschoolers as part of a St Patricks Day Preschool theme in March. Simply download pdf file with st patrick day printable activities and you are ready to play and learn!  St Patricks Day alphabet matching

Free St Patrick’s Day Printables

Looking for more fun, free saint patricks day printable ideas and activities for March? You will love these free resources for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age students.:

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St patrick’s day printables

For elementary age students, check out these fun, hands-on printable activities for St Patricks Day.

  Are you ready for St Patricks Day?  This March holiday can sometimes sneak up on us, but it is a fun time to make cute leprechaun, shamrock, and rainbow crafts and activities! This adorable St Patricks Day Handprint Craft is such a fun art project to try! This St Patrick's Day arts and crafts is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindegarten, and first grade kids. I love project that use children's precious hands and this St Patricks Day art makes a precious keepsake you will treasure for years!  mr lucky shamrock craft for st patricks day gold-glitter-slime-st-patricks-day-for-kids

St Patrick’s Day Activities

Looking for some cute St patricks day crafts or clever st patricks day activities, don’t miss these fun ideas:

rainbow-slime-st patricks day spring FREE Rainbow Color Matching Activity  pretty rainbow craft for spring Celebrate the arrival of spring with a fun rainbow activity for preschoolers! For this rainbow arts and craft idea you will be making a puzzle of sort for your toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child to make. THey will have to use problem solving skills to put the rainbow activity for kids together. This is such a fun spring activity for kids!

Rainbow Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun rainbow activity ideas? Check these out!

Or take a peak at this weeks worth of activities in our St Patrick’s Theme , this St Patrick’s Day theme Preschool, or all our ideas to celebrate with st patrick’s day activities for kids of all ages!

Looking for a fun st patricks day activity to show kids how two seperate colors make a new color? This colour mixing experiment is perfect for March. Children will not only mix blue and yellow to make green, but they will get to enjoy a fun chemical reaction with the baking soda and vinegar to make a fun eruption. This St Patricks Day Science is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students who are just starting to explore sciece. THey will be delighted with this St Patricks day activity for preschoolers! St Patricks Day Science rainbow-in-a-jar-density-experiment chromatography flowers

Spring Science

Check out these outrageously FUN spring science experiments for kids:

 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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