St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Window Hanger

17 Mar

So Junior and I made this this morning in honor of St. Paddy’s Day!

It’s a simple craft, that helps kids remember the colours of the rainbow and I had a fun time explaining to Junior about rainbows and leprechauns!

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Here’s what Junior and I used:

  • Coloured paper -Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet
  • Board – I used red, any colour will do as the rainbow is pasted on this and you really can’t see the colours!
  • Crepe Streamers
  • Glue Stick
  • Compass
  • Cotton Balls
  • Pair of scissors

How we got to it:

  1. Using a compass, I drew out the different arcs of the rainbow.
  2. We then cut out the different shades.
  3. Pasted them on a board in the correct order.
  4. Attached the crepe streamers on the correct colour at the end of each side of the rainbow.
  5. On top of where the streamers started, Junior then glued the cotton balls!

Skills that can be acquired from this activity:

  • Understanding the correct order of the colours in the rainbow
  • Practice cutting
  • Glue neatly and pasting the arcs in order

We did have plenty of fun and it’s hanging ever so prettily now, swaying in the wind! Love it!

If you do try this, please do let me know how it is and if you had any variations, please share!

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