Paper Plate Preschool Rainbow Craft

Don’t let the frigid weather and lack of park days get you down. If you’re looking for a fun, springtime kid’s craft to belay this cold snowy weather then you’ll love this paper plate preschool rainbow craft. It’s inexpensive, easy to make, and a bright and colorful reminder that warmer weather will be here soon.

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If you’re looking for a fun, springtime kid’s craft to brighten up this cold snowy weather then you’ll love this paper plate preschool rainbow craft! Click To Tweet

Even though it’s March over here, it sure doesn’t feel like it. It has been cold and snowy and, frankly, I’m over it. At this rate, spring break is going to look more like winter break.

It’s no secret that the winter is my least favorite season. Give me sunshine and soaring temperatures any day. Since I can’t control the weather we’re bringing some brightness into our home with this super cute rainbow craft.

 

Paper Plate Preschool Rainbow Crafts on Polka Dot Background

 

 

Paper Plate and Colored Pencils next to Scissors

Preschool Rainbow Craft Materials

 

Paper Plate with Lines on It next to Pen

Step 1

First, draw 2 lines down the center of the plate as pictured. You want them to extend to the wavy outside of the plate edge.

 

Paper Plate with Lines Cut in It next to Scissors

Step 2

Next, poke a hole in the center of the lines and cut along each one.

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Paper Plate Half Circles Cut out of It next to Scissors

Step 3

Then cut around the outer edge of the of the plate from the end of each line using the scalloped edge as a guide. This should leave 2 half circles cut out of the plate as pictured.

 

Rainbow Colored on Center of Paper Plate Next to Scissors

Step 4

After you’ve cut out the half circles, color lines on the center piece of the paper plate in the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).

 

Watercolor Rainbow on Center of Paper Plate

Step 5

Once the colors are drawn on the plate, use a paint brush dipped in water to turn the lines into watercolor. Have kiddos rinse the brush in between colors to keep them from blending.

Step 6

Allow the water to dry before moving on.

 

Stapled Edge of Paper Plate

Step 7

Next, fold the edge on one side of the paper plate over on one side to pop the rainbow up and staple into place.

Top View of Stapled Rainbow Paper Plate

Step 8

Repeat step 7 on the second side of the paper plate.

Step 9

Once your edges are stapled, line with glue around them.

 

Cotton Glued to Half Rainbow Paper Plate Edge

Step 10

Then pull apart and fluff up cotton balls and stick them to the glued edges.

 

Cotton Glued to Around Rainbow Paper Plate Edge

Step 11

Continue adding fluffed up cotton balls until the edge of the plate is covered.

 

Preschool Rainbow Craft Paper Plates

Step 12

Allow everything to dry before playing.

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Close Up of Paper Plate Preschool Rainbow Craft

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This paper plate preschool rainbow craft is perfect for spring or St. Patrick’s Day. Display your creations by poking a small hole in the top and threading with string. Then hang them from the ceiling for a colorful and pretty “sky”. It’s the perfect way to bring a little spring inside while it’s still so cold and dismal outside.

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