Ideas For Rainbow Photos With Kids

ideas for rainbow photos with kids

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Over the past four years, I’ve taken sooo many photos of the twiglets. Most of them involve rainbows and colour. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my feed is alllll about the rainbows! So I thought I’d share some ideas for rainbow photos with kids, in case they might give anyone a bit of inspiration πŸ™‚


1. Rainbow clothes

ideas for rainbow photo ideas with kids

Dressing your kids in colourful clothes is probably the easiest way to rainbow up your photos. The majority of the twiglets’ wardrobes are rainbow – obsessed, us?! Some of my favourite brands for rainbow kids’ clothes are Toby Tiger, Next and Little Bird by Jools. There are also lots of lovely independent shops, which I’ve mostly found on Instagram, that sell amazing handmade rainbow clothes.

A good idea is to invest in a few really crazy rainbow items that can be worn again and again. So many of my photos contain these gorgeous rainbow striped raincoats from Jojo Maman Bebe – the twigs have worn them since they were 2 and they still fit at almost 5! They never fail to brighten up a photo πŸ™‚

2. Rainbow accessories

rainbow accessories

A few colourful accessories can really brighten up an outfit and can be reused again and again. Things like rainbow wellies, hats, hairbands, bows etc.

And even sillier items like oversized glasses or masks can all add colour and fun to a photo! Rainbow facepaint is always a great option too πŸ™‚


3. Rainbow food

rainbow doughnuts photo

Colourful food is great for adding a bit of fun to photos. Rainbow sprinkle doughnuts, rainbow lollies or ice creams, rainbow cakes… The possibilities are endless! πŸ™‚

rainbow lollies

4. Rainbow umbrellas

Rainbow umbrellas are such an effective way to add colour to photos of kids. They can be used as a fun prop or provide a fab rainbow background.

5. Rainbow toys

colourful toys

Taking pictures of your kids playing with their toys is an easy way to get natural, candid photos. And if those toys are super colourful, all the better! Wooden rainbows are especially pretty πŸ™‚ And educational resources such as flashcards can be lovely and colourful too! Even bigger toys like balance bikes or scooters can really add some colour to a photo.

6. Rainbow decor

rainbow decor

Rainbow decor items can really brighten up a photo. Things like rainbow garlands, colourful wooden signs etc. Pin them to the wall behind the kids or the kids can hold them.

rainbow decor

7. Rainbow crafts

Why not try making some rainbow crafts with your children? They make fab photo props! I have some great ideas for super easy rainbow crafts in a previous post – do check it out!


8. Rainbows out and about

rainbow photo background

Keep your eyes peeled for rainbow backgrounds anywhere you visit – that’s what I do! Obviously the kiddies don’t always play ball but when they do, yay! πŸ™‚ You’ll find colourful backgrounds in the most surprising places sometimes – the three photos below were taken (from L-R) at John Lewis, a garden centre and B & Q!!

ideas for rainbow photos with kids

Or if you happen to live in Wales, why not take a trip to Portmeirion?! For more info about this colourful village, check out this post πŸ™‚

I would also LOVE to visit this town in Gdansk, Poland – it looks incredible!!

9. Rainbow bedding

rainbow bedding

Bright colourful bedding can provide an excellent rainbow background. If your kids will lay down long enough for you to snap a quick photo that is! Getting kids to sit or lay on colourful picnic blankets also works really well.

rainbow bedding

10. Colourful flowers

colourful flowers

You’d be very lucky indeed if you came across actual rainbow flowers (although you never know!) But beautiful colourful flowers can make a stunning backdrop for a photo. Azaleas, bluebells and lavender are all particular favourites of mine πŸ™‚ Flowers could also be in the foreground if you’re feeling arty, or even in an arch.


11. Edited rainbows

photo with edited rainbows

If I have a photo that I really love and want to post on Instagram but that isn’t particularly colourful, I often add a cheeky rainbow (or 100!) to it using an editing app. There are lots of apps you can use to add rainbows to your photos digitally. My favourite is Pics Art. You can either use the Brushes tool which has various colourful options, or just search ‘rainbow’ in the Stickers section.

ideas for rainbow photos with kids

I hope you enjoyed these ideas for rainbow photos with kids πŸ™‚ Of course, for most of my photos I’ll incorporate quite a few of these ideas at once. Let’s face it, the twiglets are rarely not in rainbow outfits for starters! But hopefully this post has given you a bit of inspiration for how to take your own super colourful photos of your little ones!

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

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  1. LOVE THIS!!! Super cute and wonderfully colourful photos. I am super inspired for my instagram account and I look forward to taking a peek on your insta too, Lot’s of love, stay safe x x #DreamTeam

    1. Thanks so much πŸ™‚ We loooove rainbows (in case you can’t tell haha!) xx

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