21 Rainbow Crafts & Activities To Brighten Your Day

Celebrate the rainbow with 21 of our favorite fun and colorful rainbow crafts, sensory activity projects, and recipes for you and your little ones. Spring, St Patrick’s Day, or any day the rainbow is always welcome in our house!

21 Rainbow Crafts & Activities To Brighten Your Day

Rainbow Crafts for Kids of All Ages

There is something so magical about rainbow crafts! Kids of all ages love them, and it brings them together. Whether you are crafting to get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or just looking to brighten your house or classroom for spring, these ideas are sure to inspire!

1. Make a Rainbow Craft

Rainbow hues certainly aren’t limited to just St Patrick’s Day, thank goodness! How gorgeous is this DIY Rainbow Fascinator from studiodiy?

2. DIY Rainbow Inspired Play House

Make a Rainbow Hotel For Little People! Decorate your cardboard playhouse or leprechaun trap with a colorful and welcoming rainbow roof. See the magic on MollyMooCrafts.

3. Create a Rainbow Puzzle

Foster your children’s creative side by letting them make their own rainbows with this make a rainbow puzzle craft! 

Related: Check out these fun rainbow craft and rainbow art ideas for kids

4. Make Rainbow Slime

Kids love to make slime, especially if it’s rainbow slime

5. DIY LEGO Rainbow Activity

Your little LEGO fanatics will love creating a LEGO rainbow!

6. Preschool Construction Paper Rainbow Craft Idea

The Nerd’s Wife‘s construction paper rainbow craft is perfect for your preschooler!

7. Dye Scented Rainbow Beans

Let them explore with scented sensory rainbow beans!

8. Print a Rainbow Printable

Color this cute rainbow printable with your little one! 

21 Rainbow Crafts & Activities To Brighten Your Day

10. Craft a Rainbow Puzzle

Foster your children’s creative side by letting them make their own rainbows with this make a rainbow puzzle craft! 

Crafty Rainbow Treats and Snacks

These rainbow treats are perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party or any party really! Nothing brings out the smiles like a rainbow… especially if it’s in the form of a cake or treat! 

11. Bake Rainbow Cupcakes as a Treat

Rainbow Cupcakes are so fun to make! And when you’re finished baking, you’ll have a yummy and colorful treat! 

12. Make a Rainbow Cake

This rainbow Barbie cake with matching rainbow pushup cake pops, from Totally The Bomb, will be the hit of any party!

13. Cook Up Some Rainbow Pasta

Serve up some smiles with rainbow pasta.

21 Rainbow Crafts & Activities To Brighten Your Day

14. Rainbow Ice Cream for the Win

How fun are these rainbow ice cream cones, from The Nerd’s Wife

DIY Rainbow Art Ideas Crafts

One of my favorite parts of any holiday or season change are the DIY decorations I get to make with my children to brighten the house and make it festive! These ideas would also work well for the classroom, too! 

15. Make a Rainbow Art Project

Brighten the walls with rainbow cereal art

16. Craft a Colorful Rainbow Pinwheel

It’s time to have some more fun with Rainbows and Pinwheels. This rainbow pinwheel wreath from Simple Easy Creative is so striking! 

17. Make Rainbow Coasters to Use or Give

Hello Glow’s rainbow woven felt coasters are a quick no-sew project that kids can easily whip up as a present. 

18. Create a Rainbow Stacking Game

Who doesn’t love rainbows and pitting colors in order?! Rainbow stacked hearts, from alittlelearningfortwo, look great hanging  on the wall or door!

19. Make a Melted Crayon Rainbow Art Display

Making this melted crayon rainbow from Meg Duerksen of Whatever… is so easy! Just glue the crayons onto canvas art board, and turn on the hair dryer!

20. Colorful Hoop Art Inspired by Rainbows for Kids

Makeandtakes‘ rainbow threaded embroidery hoop is a fun rainbow wheel of awesome!

21 Rainbow Crafts & Activities To Brighten Your Day

More Rainbow & St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

On the hunt for more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and recipes? Be sure to check these out:

Comment below with your favorite rainbow crafts for kids!


  1. Great ideas! My wee girl is somewhere between baby and toddler. Her passions are destroying and eating everything she comes into contact with. Looking forward to the day we can do a few more of these projects 🙂

  2. Samantha Baker says:

    Oh yes, who doesn’t love fun rainbow crafts. Our little one just turned 3 and she loves painting rocks with rainbow designs, so I might grab a few of these to try out with her.

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