Colorful Rainbow Yarn Art Ideas for Kids

Today we are making a rainbow out of yarn for the prettiest and most colorful yarn art idea for kids of all ages. Even younger kids like preschooler and Kindergartners will love this easy art project.

Rainbow Yarn Art - rainbow made out of yarn with cotton ball clouds shown on blue paper - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a rainbow!

This also makes a great St. Patrick’s Day craft for preschool or Kindergarten. Kids can celebrate with this adorable decoupage rainbow yarn art project!

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Rainbow Yarn Art Project for Kids

This fun activity is perfect for teaching children the colors of the rainbow, or for letting them explore their imagination by arranging the colors of yarn in new and different ways!

Supplies Needed to Make a Decoupage Rainbow

Homemade Decoupage Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Cold Water
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
Rainbow Yarn Art

Instructions How to Make a Decoupage Rainbow Craft

Step 1 – Grab or Make Decoupage Glue

If you are making decoupage, in a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and cold water. Add the boiling water and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature — this is the decoupage glue!

Or grab your store bought easy alternative!

Step 2 – Prepare Your Sky Background

Meanwhile, trace half of the small bowl onto your cardstock. This will be the outline of your rainbow. Cut the yarn to fit along the arch on your cardstock. We used two pieces of each color for our rainbow.

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Step 3 – Craft Your Rainbow from Yarn

  1. Once the glue has cooled, add the yarn to it and coat it completely.
  2. Remove each piece and run your fingers down it to wipe off the excess glue.
  3. Press the yarn onto the cardstock, following the outline of the rainbow.
  4. Each arc of the rainbow will get smaller, so you’ll have leftover yarn at one side of the rainbow. That is ok — just snip off the ends of the yarn to match the other side.
Rainbow Yarn Art

Step 4 – Make Fluffy Cotton Ball Clouds

Stretch a cotton ball to make it look like clouds. Then dip one side into the glue and press onto the ends of the rainbow.

Allow to dry overnight, then display!

Rainbow Yarn Art

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How did your decoupage rainbow yarn art turn out?

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