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Looking out of our window this morning we spotted a huge rainbow spreading out across the field it was so strong and beautiful that we decided to have a go at making our own cute paper rainbow! This budget friendly craft is a great way to welcome in spring and is super easy to make too!

Here’s what we used

  • Coloured paper
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our paper rainbow craft

Cut out 5-7 strips of paper, they should be roughly equal in width but varying length. We initially cut ours to them same length and then dropped them by one cm each time to give us strips that were 18cm, 17cm,16cm, 15cm, 14cm, 13cm and 12cm.

Fold a small tab (1-2cm) at both ends of each strip. We folded ours around a Popsicle stick to ensure each tab was the same size.

Cut out a piece of paper to make the base, then take the shortest strip and glue it onto the base using the folded tabs as you can see above.

Next take the second shortest strip and glue the tabs over the top of the previous tabs to created the second layer of the rainbow.

repeat this process continuing with the next shortest strip until you finish with the longest.

Finally cut out two small cloud shapes and glue them either side of the rainbow to cover the tabs. Once dry your little one’s paper rainbow craft is finished and ready to display!

Here are some more crafts that you might enjoy

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