Rainbow Round-Up

When I was a little girl I used to LOVE rainbow projects!  And, I guess I still do!  Here’s a Rainbow Round-Up of projects we’ve been up to … plus, a Rainbow Blog Hop!

Coffee Filter Dot-Art Rainbow Suncatchers

For these we used dot dabbers, coffee filters, and scissors!  I did an example for my daughter, showing her to go around the entire circle of the coffee filter with the different colors

… and then cut it in half when it was dry (I got this idea from the “Painting Rainbows” post by Happy Hooligans).  My daughter created a rainbow of her own!

A Rainbow of Fuzzies (that’s what we call pom poms!)

For this activity, I drew out the rainbow on a sheet of paper and then had my daughter glue the fuzzies on the right color!

Acrostic NAME-bow 

This was another awesome family homework project that Henry’s kindergarten teacher sent home.  We helped Henry come up with adjectives (“descriptive words”) for each letter in his name (an acrostic poem).  He then decorated his cloud and wrote out the words (Handsome, Eager, Nice, Rare, & Young).  Too cute!

Simply Drawing a Rainbow

Just like having kids draw people, trees, and houses … having a child draw a picture of a rainbow is a great descriptor and time-marker of where they are developmentally.  I’m hoping to start of collection of these rainbow drawings to save a keepsakes!

Ribbon Rainbow & Cloud 


I think this one was my personal favorite.  I love the way these look hanging up on our back door.  I cut out the puffy white clouds from cardstock, but I had my daughter get some practice cutting on the ribbon.  She also glued them on by herself, too!

After all your rainbow projects are complete, don’t forget to treat the kids (and yourself) to a Rainbow Float (made from rainbow sherbet and lemon-lime soda!)!!!

Want even MORE rainbow ideas?  Or have some of your own?  Check out this fabulous Rainbow Blog Hop hosted by The Outlaw Mom.


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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Deborah

    Aww…rainbows are fun and can teach many concepts, like weather, math and colors. Looking forward to seeing all these rainbow ideas and more in the round up. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Aleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art

    I’m loving the rainbow float idea! My girls will love that! So many fun rainbow ideas, great post 🙂

  3. christine

    Such fun rainbow activities! Thanks for sharing with all of us at the weekly kids co-op!

  4. JDaniel4's Mom

    These are all wonderful! I want to try the rainbow with ribbons with my guy.

  5. Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog

    Yay! Hello from a fellow-rainbow fanatic 🙂 Thanks for sharing your great activities with us!

  6. Pink and Green Mama MaryLea

    So many cute rainbow crafts! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing with me!

    Pink and Green Mama MaryLea

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