Rainbows are a timeless beacon of hope and solidarity, and have grown new meaning still after becoming the symbol of community during an isolating time. We're starting of the week with more rainbow crafts. Take inspiration from the crafts that we've been sharing across social media, and the curated selection below from the Ideas hub and a few of our favourite makers.
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Hama Beads Complete Kit 6000 Pack
Ready Mix Bright Paint 150ml 6 Pack
Bright Shades Premium Card A4 50 Pack
Assorted Pipe Cleaners 100 Pack
Opaque Rainbow Beads 5 Pack
Multi-Coloured Tissue Paper 20 Pack
1. Pipe Cleaner Wands
These wands are simple to make and the options for shapes, beads and straw combos are endless. As pipe cleaners have sharp bits at each end make sure you tuck them in out the way of little hands.
2. Paper Plate Rainbow Puppet
Say hello to your new best friend – this DIY paper plate rainbow puppet! Haven’t you always wanted a rainbow friend that can dance and do jazz hands? Have a blast crafting this playful puppet.
3. Picture Bead Keyring
These easy picture bead unicorn and rainbow keyrings are a trendy update for your keys. You can follow the pattern attached or make up your own design or even your initials - as long as the beads are touching each other, anything goes.
4. Ice Cream Stand
Kids will love making and playing with this mini toy ice cream stand over the summer - and you won’t be left with melted ice cream and sticky faces! Raid the recycling bin for a cereal box for the stand, and an egg carton for the cones before you start this make.
5. Abstract Rainbow Painting
Paint with anything but paintbrushes and create some truly stunning one-off prints and paintings in rainbow colours. Kids will love exploring different methods of mark making, and getting messy of course!
6. Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Get the little ones interacting with the world around them with these three fantastic scavenger hunts, the perfect indoor and outdoor activity! Simply download and print using the download links at the bottom of the linked post.
7. Colourful Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets have been made for hundreds of years and there are lots of patterns to chose from or you can invent your own. They are made by making knots in a certain order, usually with different colours, and repeating the process. Here are a few examples to get you started by learning the main techniques and a few patterns.
8. DIY Paint By Numbers
If you can colour a picture, you can make a springtime paint-by-number painting! It’s easy to transfer the design onto a canvas or other surface and create something truly special. Plus, there are five fun spring templates to choose from!
9. Bottle Top Necklaces
Put your saved bottle tops to good use and make these super fun, colourful pendants and necklaces to join rank in the dressing up box.
10. Paper Plate Pockets
Perfect as loot bags, sunglasses cases, craft storage, or just a fun accessory for kids, these rainbow paper plate pockets are SO easy to make that you’ll have a sky full of rainbows in no time at all.
11. Geometric Shape Pictures
This fun and simple craft is perfect for celebrating the beautiful colours of the rainbow and learning about different shapes in the process!
12. Shaving Foam Marbling
This is the easiest and most addictive way to marble! Mix together some shaving foam and food colouring and BAM you’ve got yourself a full marbling kit. For free! We love it and kids love it too, mostly because it involves mess!
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