Engaging in rainbow crafts with your preschoolers is a great way to explore all kinds of fun science topics together this year. You can use rainbows to practice color identification and explore color mixing. Plus, it’s an excellent way to start talking about light and the effects of bending light.
These rainbow crafts will give you lots of opportunities to build essential fine motor skills too. Many of these crafts include cutting, pasting, and using pincher grasp. All these important early learning skills will help your preschoolers get ready for handwriting. Plus, these rainbow crafts are super fun ways to explore creativity and self-expression with your preschool learners.
Ready to check out these easy rainbow crafts for kids? Keep reading to discover process art projects, science experiments, and lots of crafts with popsicle sticks and cotton balls too.
Are you looking for easy rainbow crafts for kids?
These rainbow crafts for kids are perfect for little hands and little imaginations to learn all the colors of the rainbow! Whether it is for a colorful preschool project or for a fun craft at home, kids will love making their very own rainbows to brighten up a gloomy day!
Fun Preschool Rainbow Crafts
#1 Rainbow Craft
Create your very own magical rainbow with this easy pom pom rainbow craft! This is a great project for little kids to learn about colors and more!
#2 Easy Popsicle Sticks Rainbow Craft from Mom Brite
This popsicle sticks rainbow craft is super easy and simple, with materials you probably already have at home! It’s a great opportunity to teach your preschoolers color recognition.
#3 3D Rainbow Craft From Mama of Minis
This 3D rainbow craft for kids uses simple materials to make the cutest pop-up rainbows. Perfect for color recognition, measuring, or just a fun spring craft for kids.
#4 Rainbow Science Craft for Kids
Learn about the colors of the rainbow with this fun science craft for kids. Making crystals is a lot of fun and your children are sure to be amazed with this easy rainbow craft for kids.
For step by step instructions to recreate this rainbow, check out my St Patricks Day post.
#5 Caterpillar Button Craft from Artsy Craftys Mom
Make a cute little rainbow caterpillar button craft that can double up as a bookmark or Add a bright background and you have a craft that’s perfect for a child’s room!
#6 Rainbow in a Bag Process Art
Young artists will love squishing a rainbow in a bag for a mostly mess free art and sensory experience!
#7 Marshmallow Rainbow Craft from The DIY Nuts
Create a fun and easy rainbow craft for kids with items you probably already have in your pantry.
#8 Stained Glass Rainbow Sun catcher from Mom Brite
This stained glass rainbow sun catcher is a simple and fun rainbow craft for toddlers and preschoolers to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of spring!
#9 Rainbow Sticky Wall
If you’re looking for a cute preschool rainbow craft that encourages tons of independent play, you have to try this rainbow sticky wall!
I love how full of color it is as the sunlight shines through the window. To recreate this all you need is a pencil, Contact Paper, tape, and Tissue Paper.
- Draw a rainbow on the Contact Paper with a pencil.
- Peel the backing off the Contact Paper and tape it to a window, sticky side up.
- Tear squares of Tissue Paper and place them on the rainbow arch to create the rainbow.
More Rainbow Crafts for Kids
#10 Rainbow Cereal Necklace
This adorable rainbow cereal necklace is a kid’s craft they’ll love to make and snack on. It’s fun, easy, and yummy for all ages.
Just gather Fruit Loops, string, and Marshmallows for a yummy rainbow snacktivity!
#11 Rainbow Jellyfish Craft from Crafts by Amanda
This adorable rainbow jellyfish craft is full of vibrant colors and easy to make. Pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and Styrofoam balls are all that are needed for this rainbow craft for preschoolers!
#12 Colorful Rainbow Paper Plate Craft by Two Kids and a Coupon
This colorful rainbow paper plate craft for kids is the perfect project to cheer up a gloomy day.
#13 Rainbow Cloud Craft
Kids will love making their very own rainbow at home with this fun and easy Rainbow Cloud Craft! It’s easy enough for preschoolers and kindergarteners to make on their own as they learn all about colors.
#14 Rainbow Science Craft for Kids
Combine science and art that’s simple to set up and even simpler for little hands to do! Fantastic fun and a colorful rainbow STEAM project for little learners.
#15 Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbows by Pink Stripey Socks
These paper plate rainbows are an easy and cute preschool craft that kids will love making!
#16 Confetti Rainbow Picture craft by Rainy Day Mum
Rainbows brighten even the darkest of days and this easy rainbow craft is great for kids of all ages to do at home.
#17 Walking Rainbow Science Craft
Have you ever done a color transfer science experiment? We’ve done this with plants and had to try it out as a rainbow craft.
As the water transfers through the paper towels to the cups, the colors begin to mix and you should get a nice rainbow effect! For the step by step instructions on how to complete this, check out my St Patricks Day post.
#18 Rainbow Cereal Craft
This rainbow cereal craft is perfect for spring or a rainy day. Bring a little color (and flavor) into your day with this tasty kid’s craft.
More Rainbow Ideas and Printables
I just know your family is going to have tons of fun with these free rainbow crafts for kids! Need more preschool rainbow crafts and activities to celebrate Spring this year? Check these out:
30 Great St Patricks Day activities for kids
Rainbow Beginning Sounds
150+ Free Spring activities for kids
Don’t forget to share your favorite easy rainbow crafts and learning activities with me in the comment section. I can’t wait to read all about the fun you’re having exploring rainbows with your preschoolers this school year.