I love creating decorations with my two daughters to celebrate each holiday as it comes along. This year, I’m going to have the girls each make their own handprint rainbow craft. Not only is this something that a child of any age can make, but parents can also save the completed craft as a keepsake. Children will love looking at how small their hands were years later.
First, you’ll need to make sure your children are dressed in old clothing. I don’t know any child I would trust to stay completely clean around paint. You can then cover your workspace area with plenty of newspaper sheets.
Since rainbows are made up of seven colors, you’ll want to set-up seven paper plates. Pour each color of tempera paint on its own plate. You’ll need red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Some families prefer to skip the indigo.
Press your child’s hand down into the first color and then on to a clean white piece of construction paper. Wash your child’s hand off and repeat with each of the remaining colors. Set the construction paper prints aside to dry.
Cut each of the rainbow colored handprints out. Glue them in order to form an arch on a new sheet of construction paper. If you want the rainbow to appear bigger, use a piece of poster board.
Finish the craft by adding a pot of gold underneath of the rainbow. You can do this by coloring it, painting it, or by cutting the pot of gold shape out of construction paper. You’ll need the pot to appear black with some gold coins spilling out of the top of it.