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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, or you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I’m pretty shocking at doing craft or messy play or any of that shiz at home with the twigs. Unfortunately the twigs didn’t get the memo and bloody love all that stuff. And occasionally I do like to be slightly less crap and will force myself to whack out the old craft supplies on a rainy day. When I do though, I need simple ideas. And you all know I love rainbows, so I thought I’d pull together a selection of easy rainbow craft activities for toddlers. You know, just in case any other mamas out there are a bit lacking in the old creativity department too! So here you go 😀

1. Handprint rainbow painting

rainbow handprint painting

Simple handprint rainbow painting (if you can get your toddler to sit still long enough to paint their hand of course!) From Kids Craft Room

2. Paper plate rainbow

easy rainbow craft activities for toddlers

A simple craft activity using paper plates, cotton wool and coloured crepe paper from Teaching Mama

3. Rainbow cork painting

rainbow cork painting

Cork painting using a free printable template available from Messy Little Monster

4. Rainbow paper plate twirlers

rainbow paper plate twirlers

Super effective rainbow paper plate twirlers from Crafty Morning

5. Rainbow paper craft activity

easy rainbow craft activities for toddlers

A simple sorting and sticking activity with coloured paper and a rainbow template from Live Well Play Together

6. Rainbow star magic wands

easy rainbow craft activities for toddlers

Easy rainbow ribbon fairy wands from Rhythms of Play

7. Cardboard tube rainbow blowers

easy rainbow craft activities for toddlers

Rainbow blowers made using cardboard tubes and streamers from Kids Craft Room

8. Paper plate mosaic rainbow

mosaic rainbow craft

A lovely mosaic rainbow using paper plates and patterned paper from Kids Activities Blog

9. Rainbow fish craft activity

rainbow fish craft activity

A super simple rainbow fish finger-painting activity from Planning Playtime

10. Rainbow finger painting

rainbow finger painting

An easy peasy finger-painted rainbow from Math Kids and Chaos

11. Straw-blowing rainbow art

straw blowing rainbow art

I think toddlers would have so much fun doing this! Blowing through straws to create a rainbow, from Arty Crafty Kids

12. Rainbow painted flower pots

rainbow flower pots

These would make perfect Mothers’ Day or nursery teacher gifts! Pouring paint to create rainbow flower pots, from Messy Little Monster

13. Tissue paper rainbow stained glass

rainbow stained glass

Super effective rainbow stained glass collages using tissue paper from Where Imagination Grows

14. Rainbow hearts dot sticker activity

rainbow craft activity for toddlers

Super cute rainbow heart using coloured dot stickers from Happy Toddler Playtime

15. Rainbow paper flowers

rainbow paper flowers

Simple rainbow paper flowers from Twitchetts

16. Rainbow butterfly

rainbow butterfly

A super cute rainbow butterfly made from cardboard tubes and paper plates, from Arty Crafty Kids

17. Rainbow cotton wool ball painting

easy rainbow craft activities

Another simple yet effective way to paint a rainbow using cotton wool balls, from Kids Craft Room

18. Lolly stick rainbow

rainbow craft activity for toddlers

A simple rainbow craft activity using lolly sticks from Easy Peasy And Fun

19. Potato print rainbows

rainbow potato prints

Painted rainbows printed using potatoes, from I Heart Arts n Crafts

20. Pom-pom rainbow

rainbow craft activity

Super easy pom-pom rainbow from Danya Banya

21. Kitchen utensil rainbow craft

kitchen utensil rainbow craft

This activity looks like it would be so much fun for a toddler – the washing up could be a bit of a ballache though! Rainbow printed using kitchen utensils from Happy Toddler Playtime

22. Rainbow stacked hearts

rainbow hearts craft

Cute stacked heart rainbow decoration made using cardboard from A Little Learning For Two

23. Salt dough rainbow

salt dough rainbow

Slightly more involved than some of the other craft ideas, but looks like lots of fun. Salt dough rainbow activity from Learning 4 Kids

24. Rainbow pipe cleaner magnet

rainbow craft activity

Super cute rainbow pipe cleaner magnet from One Little Project

25. Rainbow sponge painting

rainbow sponge painting

Simple rainbow sponge painting from Kids Craft Room

I hope you enjoyed these easy rainbow craft activities for toddlers! Hopefully they’ll be useful on a rainy day 🙂

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

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