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How to make simple 3D rainbow art that is amazing

3D Rainbow Art that your kids are going to love! Not only does it take minimal setup, but you end up with such a fun piece of kid’s art! We will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make a 3d rainbow out of paper. It’s much easier than you think. This art project is perfect for preschoolers!

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.

The only problem was V wanted to make a “real rainbow” she wanted that perfect arch.

Since creating a 3d paper rainbow can be challenging for a preschool craft,  we tweaked it a bit.  This 3D rainbow art project is designed to make it easier for her to accomplish the “perfect rainbow”.

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3D paper rainbow. Text reads "Rainbow Craft Ideas"

Why do we love crafting with construction paper?

Why do we love paper crafts for kids? Because they secretly teach so many important skills for kids.

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cutting practice
  • Following instructions
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • and more!

If you’re looking for more ways to inspire your kids, check out our construction paper book!

Tips for making this rainbow craft

  • Make sure to check out the video to see how we trimmed the paper strips.
  • Let your child play around with how they want to apply the glue stick. Some kids like to add the glue to the base, some kids prefer to add it to the paper strip. Both ways work!
  • If you are crafting with a large group, you may want to cut all the paper first. Or you can grab our rainbow template to make it super easy!
  • The key to making the paper stick is to hold it down for the appropriate amount of time. Have your kids sing a quick song or count to 10.
Yield: 1 Rainbow

How to make a rainbow with construction paper

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.

Check out the step-by-step instructions for creating 3D rainbow art.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

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Instructions

    1. 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.How to make a rainbow with construction paper ~ 3D rainbow art for preschoolers
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Starting building your 3D rainbow art with purple, add glue to 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.
    6. 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.
    7. V switched halfway 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.
    8. Once you glue on your red strip you’re finished with your 3D rainbow craft!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.

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How to use this easy craft for kids

Rainbow are a great craft for kids. This construction paper craft is perfect for loads of situations.

  • Summer Camps
  • Use this craft in Sunday School or VBS to remember God’s promise.
  • Create them in your preschool or kindergarten classroom to help teach about the colors of the rainbow.
  • Make them at a birthday party as an inexpensive and interactive party gift. (our favorite kind!)

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3D paper rainbow. Text reads "3D paper craft. Rainbow Art"
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