Learn how to make paper spheres with these step-by-step instructions or a video tutorial. This rainbow craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Use them to toss around the class, hang in your playroom as a mobile, and more!
Rainbow Paper Spheres
Creating these paper spheres is great scissor practice for little ones, so you can squeeze a bit of learning into the activity!
You can use these paper balls for a variety of reasons. We like to toss them around for fun. Here are some other ways to use this easy craft.
- String them together to make a garland.
- Hang them from a string to make a mobile.
- Make a bunch of tiny ones to use as counting manipulatives.
- Attach them to wrapping paper.
- Use them to make 3D paper sphere ornaments.
- Create them when you teach your class about geometric shapes.
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Tips for creating paper balls:
This craft is very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.
- If you are making a lot, use our template or cut the circles ahead of time.
- Play with the color scheme. Let your kids pick out the colors or use them to teach about secondary colors.
- Let your child cut each circle to help build those cutting skills.
- Change the size of the sphere by choosing a small or large circle.
- Construction Paper. One sheet of each color of the rainbow.
- Something Circle to Trace
- Glue Stick
- String (Only if you plan to hang them)
- Printable Template (optional)
- Stack all of your sheets of construction paper together and trace a circle on the top piece of paper. 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 folded circles 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.
- Stack them in rainbow 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 it off at the top.
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