Here’s a hand-beaded rainbow craft and DIY gift idea that kids or adults can make with pony beads in a rainbow of colors for a faceted crystal prism.
Making a hand-beaded rainbow pony bead prism suncatcher is an easy double rainbow craft for both kids and adults. The beads are strung in a rainbow of colors and the prism will cast beautiful rainbows around the room when the sun hits it. You might also enjoy this list of rainbow arts, crafts, and painting ideas for kids of all ages.
Kids can learn their colors and practice their fine motor skills while hand-beading this simple rainbow craft. When paired with rainbow science hand beading a simple hanger for a faceted crystal prism becomes a fun STEAM activity for kids.
But please don’t offer this craft to toddlers and preschoolers that are still mouthing objects, or are not ready to handle small parts or plastic needles. The size of the pony beads and the crystal prism can be a choking hazard to children three and under. For even more rainbow craft project ideas, have a look at this list of gorgeous rainbow suncatchers.
Rainbow Pony Bead and Prism Suncatcher Crafts
A hand-beaded rainbow suncatcher makes a wonderful gift idea for friends and family. They also make great DIY party decorations and favor ideas for a rainbow-themed birthday party or St Patrick’s Day party. You might also like this list of rainbow suncatcher crafts.
hand-beading a hanger for a prism to make rainbow suncatcher crafts requires simple engineering and easy math skills, and therefore makes a great STEAM project for kids at home or in the classroom. Click here to learn how to turn this craft into a rainbow science STEAM activity for kids.
Rainbow Suncatcher Craft Supplies:
- Transparent rainbow pony beads
- Prism(s) – We used these crystal teardrop prisms, balls, a large round prism, or an icicle crystal prism.
- Monofilament fishing line
- Plastic Sewing Needles (optional)
- Push pins
How to Make a Rainbow-Beaded Hanger for a Crystal Prism
There are two ways to prepare to string a rainbow pony bead prism suncatcher. Click on the links below to see which way would work best for you or your child.
- Pony Bead and Prism Suncatchers – For young crafters with beginning fine motor skills. This pony bead craft tutorial explains how to teach toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners to use a plastic sewing needle or pipe cleaner to string the beads.
- Heart Prism Pony Bead Suncatcher – For crafters with more advanced fine motor skills. This suncatcher tutorial explains how to use crimping pliers to put these simple hand-beaded rainbow crafts together as shown in the photograph below.
Hand-BEaded Rainbow Pony Bead and Prism Suncatcher Craft Instructions
Click on either of the links above to learn how to string a hanger for a prism in a rainbow of colors. In other words, use the instructions of one of the project tutorials above to make a rainbow pony bead prism suncatcher. It’s easy to create a rainbow using colors in the order that you prefer.
One way to create a rainbow pattern is shown in the photos below. Identifying and creating patterns is an easy way for children from toddlers and preschoolers to explore beginning math concepts. So allow your child to play around with different color orders and rainbow patterns to see if they can find several ways to string a rainbow.
Making a rainbow pony bead and prism suncatcher is a fun fine motor craft for kids and adults of all ages. Putting one of these together is a great teaching aid. For tips on how to turn this into a STEAM activity click on the link.
Suncatchers made out of beads in a rainbow of colors look gorgeous in any window. And the prism will cast beautiful rainbows all over the room when the sun or another source of light hits it.
Pony bead hangers strung in a rainbow of colors for a prism also make a great decoration or party favor idea for a rainbow birthday party. And this rainbow prism DIY craft project also makes a wonderful gift idea for Christmas, birthdays, and many other special occasions! You might also enjoy this list of homemade gifts kids can make or any of the fun rainbow crafts and DIY project ideas below.
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- DIY Rainbow Peg Dolls
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