Hand Rainbow for Kids
This little hand rainbow was one of our favorites last year for St. Patrick’s Day! It was a fun craft, but it was also one that at the end was too cute! I love when a craft goes exactly like I want it to go. I figured this year, I would show this beauty off and let you enjoy it as well. It is pretty simple but there are a few tips I want to give you.
Tip 1. Have baby wipes or a wet paper towel next to you. This is because between each color the child has to wash off their hand.
Tip 2. I only use one hand. That way the child always has one hand free to wipe off their face or whatever it is kids do that gets them so messy.
Tip 3. Mix the blue and purple paint together to create indigo.
Tip 4. If you forget the color order remember ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indgigo, orange)- you will need every one of these colors.
Tip 5- You can also save this craft for April and leave out the pot of gold.
Posterboard paper cut in half long ways
(If you do not want to use the paper to create your own pot and gold. Here is a template plus a color edition for you FREEBIE)
First, Line up your colors and have the baby wipes or wet towel ready.
Next, beginning with red cover your child’s hand with paint and place it down on the paper. Then wipe off their hand. Repeat this step with all the colors of the rainbow. If you decided to use regular white construction paper, make sure to overlap the handprints.
Then, you will want to cut the pot and the coins out. I did about 9 coins because I scattered them all over. However, you could just do a few to “fill” the pot up.
Finally, glue on the pot and the coins. My girls glued on their own coins which is why they are everywhere. But, it did show up nice.
There you have it. The very simple craft that turns over too cute results! This is one my girls asked to make again this year. My daughter is obsessed with rainbows right now, so I think we probably will!
Want to check out more fun St. Patrick’s day Crafts? Check out my guest post here
Bonus: One of the super fun rainbow activities we did last year was line up skittles all around the edge of the plate. Pour water slowly into the middle. Watch the magic happen!