We made this fun Straw Rainbows Preschool Craft as part of our St. Patrick's Day celebration, but you could use the same concept for a spring or summer rainbow activity or as part of a colors unit!
Inspired by the rainbow sensory activity at Mess For Less, I wanted to let the kids invent rainbows and create a take home craft. These straw rainbows ended up being perfect.
- colored straws, cut in 1-inch-ish segments
- blue or green construction paper for the background
- white paper cut into clouds
- black paper cut into pots
- yellow paper cut into coins
Easy How To:
1. Explain that we're making rainbows today! Let your children choose their background paper and make sure they can reach all the pieces. I set them out in a tray:
2. Review how to glue and let your kiddos get to work!
HINT: When you let your children do a glue project, squirt some glue onto a piece of construction paper and let them dip their papers (or straws!) in the glue, and then place it on their papers.
Ta da!! All done! Beautiful Straw Rainbows!! I love how this preschool craft allows for so much creative expression: my oldest was very particular about building her rainbow in the correct color order while my boys' rainbows were not even in a line! And since I'm sure you want to see all their masterpieces, here are the rest (the first one is at the top of this post):
Happy Educating, Carla
I may share at any of these parties!