Who doesn’t love rainbows? My girls are obsessed with rainbows and have been from the moment they first saw them. My oldest even owns a Rainbow Dash hoodie because she “looks like a real rainbow”, according to her.
Now that Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner it’s the perfect time to do a rainbow suncatcher. However, you can do this craft anytime of the year since rainbows are perfect for any occasion and they look so pretty on the window!
My girls love looking at the suncatcher and seeing how the colors look so bright when the sun hits the rainbow. It is also a great way for kids to practice their colors and for the little ones to learn the names of the colors.
You can even do this craft with a 1 year old. Set up everything up for them and let them put the pieces of tissue paper on the rainbow. It might not end up looking like a rainbow but they’ll have a great time! Make sure you keep a close eye on the little ones so they don’t eat the paper or glue.
My 4 year old also did this craft and it turned out great so it’s really fun for all ages. Plus you can adapt this craft to many any type of suncatcher, just read the directions and you’ll see what I mean.
Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
- Rainbow colored tissue paper
- 2 tbsp. glue
- 2 tbsp. water
- wax paper
- paint brush
- Marker or Pen
Cut a piece of wax paper about a foot (30cm) in length. Using the marker or pen, outline the shape of a rainbow. Separate the rainbow into 7 rows.
Next, cut or tear the tissue paper into small pieces. If your kid is learning how to use scissor or knows how to use them, let them do this part.
You can also just rip the tissue paper with your hands. You will only need a handful of paper in each color.
After the paper is torn, in a small bowl mix about two tablespoons of white glue with two tablespoons together. Paint over the rainbow with the glue mix.
While the glue is still wet, add the tissue paper to the correct row in the rainbow outline. If you have a hard time finding orange tissue paper you can use red paper with yellow on top to make orange.
After the tissue paper has been placed paint more glue over the rainbow. This will hold the paper in place.
Let your rainbow dry completely before cutting out and hanging in the window with tape. It took about 2 hours to dry completely.
Let your kids enjoy their creation!
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