Rainbow Spheres are the perfect addition to our construction paper crafts for kids. From bookmarks to shamrocks, my kiddos are loving all of the fun rainbow crafts we have been doing lately. Creating these paper balls is great scissor practice for little ones, so you can squeeze a bit of learning into the activity!
A few weeks back we purchased a pack of construction paper. Now we are seeing how many fun ideas we can get out of one pack of paper and this is another success!
Hang them as a mobile, put them in a decorative bowl, or let your little one blow them along the floor.
If your child is old enough, you can let them help you cut out the circles.
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Supplies needed to create Rainbow Spheres:
- Construction Paper. One sheet of each color of the rainbow.
- Something Circle to Trace.
- A Pen.
- Glue Stick.
- String. (Only if you plan to hang them)
Make this papercraft easier with our template!!
This printable rainbow sphere template makes it easy to do this craft in your classroom or at your kitchen table.
How to create Paper Balls:
Stack all of your sheets of construction paper together and trace a circle on the top sheet. You’ll need 2 circles per sphere.With a good pair of scissors, you should be able to cut all of the pages together. Next, fold all of your circles in half. They will look like tacos… Place your “tacos” under something heavy to help give them a good crease. After they have sat a bit, you can start to put them together. Using your glue stick assemble them in order. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and then do it again. If you are going to hang your rainbow spheres add the string now. Then glue together the 2 outside edges.You can string multiple paper spheres together or wrap the string along the inside of one “taco” and tie off at the top
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