Looking to brighten someone’s day? Spring crafts for kids like this cute 3D rainbow are the perfect way to send a little smile to a friend or family member.
We made these springy little rainbow cards last week in occupational therapy and then secretly delivered them to some teachers in the building, dropping them on their desks while they were out of the room!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
–Printable rainbow template
–Printable envelope template
–Printable cloud with message (optional)
-Construction paper (your choice of colors for the envelope, white for the rainbow and cloud)
WHAT TO DO:
First, print the rainbow and envelope templates and have your child cut them out. Show your child how to trace them onto the construction paper and cut them out again.
Next, have the child color the rainbow using markers, crayons, or colored pencils and then fold it, accordion-style into sections that are about 1½ inches wide.
Cut a cloud shape out of your white construction paper and write a personalized message on it, or use one of our printable cloud messages. We also mounted our printable clouds on white construction paper to make them a little sturdier.
Next, fold your envelope. First, fold in the two rounded sides. Apply glue to the bottom edges of the two sides and then fold the bottom part up (it has the more straight-sided corner) sticking it in place. Last, fold the top of the envelope downward.
Glue the cloud to the end of the rainbow. Glue the end of the rainbow down inside the envelope. Fold up your rainbow and tuck it inside the envelope. Tape the envelope shut or use a sticker to seal it.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Have kids whip up a few rainbow cards and deliver them to friends and family with some St. Patty’s Day treats!
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