As a crafter, I love it when my girls ask to make a project. I love it even more when they think of their own project (it takes the pressure off). We’ve made so many tissue paper crafts that it wasn’t surprising that K wanted to make another one. But this close to Easter I figured she would ask for a tissue paper Easter Egg, so I was surprised and delighted when she announced that she wanted to make an all new project — a tissue paper rainbow craft.
Because this project is so easy to make and needs very little supervision, it would be perfect for kids to make during a rainbow birthday party.
Tissue Paper Rainbow Craft
- Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple and White Tissue Paper
- Cardboard or pasteboard *
- Rainbow Template (print as large)
* You can use construction paper too, but I like to save these crafts and the cardboard holds up better. The cardboard that comes in men’s dress shirts works perfect.
After downloading the template, I traced the outside of the rainbow onto the cardboard. If you are making this with a younger child, you might want to draw the lines too, but I knew K could do it without the color bands.
Next I let K do her thing. She balled up piles of colored tissue paper all over the table, and when she was ready she started gluing each color into place.