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5 Rainbow Crafts That Kids and Adults Will Love

If you’ve been able to get outside in recent weeks, there’s no doubt you’ve spotted pictures of rainbows popping up in your neighbours’ windows. The cheerful images have sprung up across the nation to spread hope during this time of uncertainty. But why stick to markers and crayons when you can let your creativity run wild? We’ve rounded up five great rainbow projects that are sure to keep you and the kids entertained for hours on end.

5 Rainbow Crafts That Kids and Adults Will Love

1. Tissue paper rainbow

Carla Bagshaw’s easy tissue paper rainbow is perfect for little ones. Simply tear rainbow colours of tissue paper into thin strips, and then let the kids scrunch them up into small balls. Using PVA glue, you can then stick the tissue paper balls into a rainbow formation, add clouds cut out from white paper to each end and voila! For a full range of colours, try Creativ Tissue Paper – 300 Sheets In 30 Colours.

2. Rainbow window hanger

With pretty rainbow tassels and a cheerful smiling sun, what’s not to love about this rainbow project? Plus, it’s mess free! With Carla Bagshaw’s step-by-step tutorial, all you need to get started is coloured card and crepe paper and you’ll have a colourful masterpiece to hang in your window in no time.

3. Pom-pom rug

You might not be able to hang this one in your window, but it’s a great DIY project to brighten up your home on a rainy day! Pom-poms are so easy to make – once you learn the technique you’ll be looking for ways to add them onto every project! Grab your tools – with Pom Pom Makers 12-piece set you can make a range of different sizes – and follow Charlie Mumford’s steps to create this brilliant make.

4. Sew a rainbow into a paper plate

If you’re new to embroidery, this is a great starter project. Follow the steps here to print out your rainbow template and poke holes in your paper plate. Then, you or your child can go wild threading in rainbow colours of yarn with a yarn needle. For a finishing touch, add fluffy clouds by gluing cotton wool onto the plate.

5. Rainbow bunting

Take your window display to the next level with a string of rainbow bunting. The best part? You can make it out of whatever you have leftover in your craft stash. If you’re hoarding piles of yarn, make pom-poms, tassels or knit up some flags in rainbow colours. If your craft room is full of fabric, sew a handful of triangles or knot strips of rainbow-coloured scraps onto a string of yarn.