We are so excited for spring to come out of hiding that we decided to get crafty with some spring art projects! Learn how to make a rainbow suncatcher craft, such a fun and colorful activity!
Spring is such a lovely season. It marks a new beginning, the sunshine and rain bring beautiful plants, blooming flowers, and a fresh, new feeling. Spring art projects are so fun, we have made shamrock suncatchers for St Patrick’s day in the past, so we knew that the ‘over the rainbow’ suncatcher would look beautiful and bright! With the sun shining through, this rainbow craft is perfect for hanging in the window!
You could always buy a rainbow suncatcher, but that’s no fun! Learn how to make this rainbow suncatcher craft, a fun spring art project for kids!
Over the Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
- assorted colored gift tissue paper, cut into squares
- wax paper
- clear drying school glue
- cotton balls
- clear tape
Tear out the desired size of wax paper for your rainbow suncatcher, ours was about a 12 inch x 12 inch square. To make the rainbow shape, draw 6 curved lines with your glue. The largest should be on the top, gradually getting smaller as you go down.
Also, make sure your rainbow glue lines are slightly off to the left of the wax paper, you need to leave some space off to the right for your rain cloud, we’ll put that on later.
Now, glue your tissue squares onto each line in rainbow color order. We started with red at the top, then orange, yellow, green, blue, and finally, purple. Glue on tissue squares side by side, making sure that you don’t leave and clear space. Fill it with color!
My daughter asked me for help, so I placed each colored square at the end of the rainbow so she could follow the color across each line. Here’s what it looks like when you’ve finished gluing on all of the tissue squares…
Next, we’ll add the rain cloud. Dot some more glue on the bottom right hand side of the rainbow in some sort of cloud form and glue on cotton balls. I pulled apart our cotton balls so they’d be thin and stick a lot better.
Give it a few minutes to dry and cut around the rainbow to get rid of the excess wax paper. Rill your clear tape backwards and stick it onto the back of the rainbow, then place in the window. Now, wait for the sunshine and admire your work! Isn’t this rainbow suncatcher craft lovely?!
Make your own Over the Rainbow suncatcher craft at home, the colors are bright and beautiful, and that’s what spring brings us. Don’t you just want to sing, ♪ Some-whhhheeeeerrrrrreeeee over the rainbowwwww… ♫ ?!