You are going to love this 3D Rainbow Art! Not only does it take minimal set up, but you end up with such a fun piece of kid’s art! We love all construction paper crafts for kids, especially when your little one gets a masterpiece like this one.Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
We have had a new ongoing obsession with rainbow art in our house… we are constantly singing the colors of the rainbow song over and over… and over. We’ve made everything from Flowers to Spheres with rainbow construction paper. When I saw this cute post from Teach Preschool I knew I needed to do something like it with V. She has an amazing tip for gluing with your little ones, we will talk about that later. The only problem was V wanted to make a “real rainbow” she wanted that perfect arch. Since creating the arch can be challenging for a preschool craft. We tweaked it a bit to make it easier for her to accomplish the “perfect rainbow”.
- Construction Paper. A sheet of each color of the rainbow and white.
- Paper Cutter. (scissors work as well)
- Glue Stick.
This video will show you how to create your paper rainbow
Instructions to create your rainbow with construction paper
Start by cutting a 1″ strip of each color the long length of the paper. Then line them up starting with red on the bottom leaving about a 1″ gap between each.
Next, flip up the back end and trim off along the red edge. You should be cutting off the most purple, then blue, etc. You will not cut off any red. Now fold the whole end over to create a tab. Even out the other end and fold a tab there as well.Starting building your 3D rainbow art with purple, add glue on your tabs so they fold out from under your arch. Use Teach Preschool’s tip here to make sure to get a good bond! Continue this with each color. V switched half way through to adding the glue to the paper then pressing her strips into the glue. Whichever way works best for your kiddo!
Once you glue on your red strip you’re finished! Check out your awesome 3D Rainbow art!
These really look neat and I am sure your little one will enjoy showing them off!