3D Rainbow Art ~ Construction Paper Crafts for Kids


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.Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.

3D Rainbow Art

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”.

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Supplies to create a construction paper rainbow:

 

How to make a rainbow out of construction paper:

Check out the step by step instructions for creating 3D rainbow art. Then see it all in action in the video below.

Start by cutting a 1″ strip of each color the long length of the paper. Then line them up; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, starting with red on the bottom leaving about a 1″ gap between each color of the rainbow.Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.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. Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.Now fold the whole end over to create a tab. Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.Even out the other end and fold a tab there as well.Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.

Related Craft: Construction Paper Rainbow Flowers

Starting building your 3D rainbow art with purple, add glue on your tabs so they fold out from under your arch. Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.Use Teach Preschool’s tip here to make sure to get a good bond! Continue this with each color. Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.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!Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.Once you glue on your red strip you’re finished! Rainbow Art made from construction paper. These easy construction paper crafts for kids will help teach your child to wait for the glue to dry. Construction paper Rainbow crafts for kids.These really look neat and I am sure your little one will enjoy showing them off!

This video will show you how to create your paper rainbow

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