Kids of all ages are fascinated by rainbows. Start with a science experiment to see firsthand how light passing through water makes a rainbow, then create this cute paper plate craft as a reminder that rainbows only appear in the sky when it's sunny and rainy at the same time!
Paper Plate Rainbow Craft
- 2 paper plates
- acrylic paint
- construction paper
- craft stick
- craft glue
- binder clips (optional)
Cut one paper plate in half. Remove half of the center of a second paper plate. Cut out clouds and raindrops from grey construction paper.
Paint the half paper plate yellow, then paint a rainbow on the 'handle' of the second paper plate. When the paint is dry, glue the two plates together, securing them with binder clips while the paint dries. Paint, dry, or cut out black construction paper to make the sun's face.
Cut a length of yarn long enough to go from the sun, up to the clouds, and then back to the sun. Glue the center of this piece of yarn onto the craft stick. Cut six lengths of yarn and glue raindrops to each. Glue the other end of the yarn to the craft stick.
Glue the two loose yarn ends to either side of the rainbow. Finally, glue the clouds over the craft stick to cover it.
When the glue is dry, your paper plate rainbow craft is ready to hang!