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! This is a great craft to add to your list of spring fine motor activities!
Spring Crafts for Kids: 3D Rainbow Card
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Printable template (scroll down to fill out the form to have it sent to your inbox!)
-Construction paper (your choice of colors for the envelope, white for the rainbow and cloud)
WHAT TO DO:
First, print the rainbow, pot of gold, and envelope templates and have your child color and cut them out.
Next, have the child fold the rainbow, accordion-style into sections that are about 1 inch wide. Glue the pot of gold to one end of the rainbow.
Have them write in the “to” and “from” fields on the front of the envelope.
Next, fold the envelope on the lines, using a glue stick on the sections that say “put glue here”. Glue the other end of the rainbow to the center of the inside of the envelope.
Complete the envelope by gluing the two tabs into place. When you’re finished, the rainbow should be folded and tucked inside the completed envelope. When you pull on the pot of gold, it should “pop” out of the envelope to create the 3D card! You can use a sticker or a small piece of tape to close the envelope.
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! I’m dying to try these Quick and Easy Chocolate Pretzel Bites (Love From the Oven) or these Clover Rice Krispie Treats (I Heart Naptime). Both look like fun to make with little ones!
More Fun Rainbow Themed Activities for Kids
Healthy Rainbow Snacks for Preschool and Young Kids
These fun rainbow snacks for kids are the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring!
Build a Rainbow Game [FREE PRINTABLE]
Check out this free printable rainbow game for working on grasping and fine motor coordination skills.
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt [FREE PRINTABLE]
Kids will love moving their bodies in different ways to find the different colored objects on the free printable.
Rainbow Parachute Games
Use the fun poem to guide kids through a springtime story using different movements with a rainbow parachute!
Rainbow Throwing Game
Work on throwing toward a target with this simple rainbow game!
Find all of our rainbow themed activities for kids here!