These easy rainbow crafts for kids are perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day and year-round fun! Children love to make DIY rainbow suncatchers to hang in their bedroom windows and give as gifts.
Here’s a gorgeous collection of easy rainbow crafts that are all suncatchers. Use the rainbow suncatcher craft ideas below to make a beautiful suncatcher in a rainbow of colors. Or gather the inspiration to create your own DIY rainbow suncatchers! You might also enjoy making suncatcher crafts with real fresh flowers.
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Easy Rainbow Suncatcher Craft Ideas for Kids
I love rainbows! Before I share the top 10 rainbow suncatchers that I have found on the world wide web, I thought I’d share a few of the DIY rainbow suncatcher crafts that we have made. Click on the link to see the full tutorial for each of these gorgeous rainbow craft ideas for kids. You might also enjoy creating rainbow rainy day art.
1. Rainbow Window Star
Waldorf rainbow window stars are usually made during the colder months of the year to add a splash of color to the winter landscape. But Waldorf window stars can also be fun to make as a summer craft. Or make a window star with rainbow colors just for fun any time of year. Learn how to make them HERE–> Window Stars.
2. Pony Bead Rainbow Suncatcher with Prism
These beautiful rainbow suncatchers will also cast rainbows all over your walls and home when the sun or another source of light hits the prism. You can either string them in a rainbow pattern or string them with a rainbow of colors in any random order you choose. Get the step-by-step DIY tutorial instructions for this rainbow suncatcher craft HERE–>Rainbow Pony Bead and Prism Suncatcher.
3. Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
This rainbow suncatcher is as simple as it is beautiful. Learn how to make this beautiful melted pony bead suncatcher rainbow craft over on Fireflies and Mudpies.
4. Rainbow Butterfly Suncatcher
The first rainbow butterfly suncatcher craft I ever saw was this one made by Minico.CO.UK, but today, there are several other craft bloggers that have copied this craft in their own way because it is such a beautiful DIY suncatcher project.
This suncatcher craft made with rainbow colors reminds me of stained glass. But for lasting color, I recommend using kite paper instead of tissue paper. Kite paper is the craft paper used to make window stars because colored tissue paper fades in the sun, while kite paper can maintain its vibrant colors for years. Even when placed in direct sunlight.
5. melted Pony Bead Rainbow Suncatchers
There are several different methods you can use to make melted pony bead suncatcher crafts. Learn how to make several different beautiful rainbow suncatcher crafts with any of the fun and easy ideas over on The Artful Parent Blog.
6. Cosmic Rainbow Suncatchers
These beautiful suncatchers made by Babble Dabble Do are super easy to make in a rainbow of colors.
7. Pretty Round Rainbow Suncatcher Craft Idea
Another beautiful rainbow craft project for kids is this pretty round suncatcher craft by Kids Craft Room.
8. Tissue Paper Rainbow Suncatcher Craft Idea
Here’s another rainbow suncatcher made with tissue paper by Mom Inspired Life. But like all other suncatchers made with tissue paper, we recommend using kite paper for lasting color instead. Because the color of tissue paper fades FAST in direct sunlight!
9. Simple Rainbow Suncatcher Crafts
Children can learn the colors of the rainbow and the basics of color mixing while making this rainbow suncatcher craft. Place this lovely suncatcher on a glass window to brighten up your room. Get the DIY details for this fun rainbow craft idea on First Pallet.
10. Sea Glass Suncatchers
Learn how to use sea glass beads in a rainbow of colors to make gorgeous suncatchers with our step-by-step sea glass suncatcher craft tutorial. Or make wind chimes that double as a suncatcher craft with the same beautiful beads!
11. BEautiful Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher
Here’s a fun rainbow suncatcher idea for St. Patrick’s Day that kids are sure to love. Learn how to make a rainbow suncatcher in the shape of a shamrock with the step-by-step instructions on There’s Just One Mommy. You might also enjoy painting a raised salt rainbow shamrock in a rainbow of colors.
12. Recycled Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
Guess what THIS gorgeous suncatcher by Life in the Nuthouse is made of? I’ll give you a hint–it’s an upcycled craft project made out of recycled materials many people have left after a part or a gathering. Give this rainbow suncatcher craft a try next time you don’t know what to do with them!
13. Rainbow Heart Transparencies
Here’s a transparent rainbow suncatcher craft by Twig and Toadstool in the shape of a heart, but once again, for lasting color, we recommend using kite paper instead of tissue paper. And feel free to use our printable heart outlines and heart art and craft templates to make rainbow suncatchers in the shape of a heart.
14. Rainbow Colored Ice Suncatchers
Here’s a fun rainbow suncatcher craft idea by Twig and Toadstool, make ice rainbow suncatchers with aluminum pie pans, water, natural treasures from the great outdoors, and food coloring or liquid watercolors.
15. DIY Wax Rainbow Suncatcher Crafts
And these rainbow wax suncatcher craft ideas by Twig and Toadstool are equally gorgeous!
16. Rainbow Wind and Sun Catcher Crafts
Here’s a gorgeous wind and rainbow suncatcher that can hang in a window, or outside from a porch overhang, flag pole, or tree. Get the instructions to make these simple rainbow wind and sun catchers over on A Pretty Cool Life. (Click through the pin for the rainbow craft tutorial.)
17. GElatin Plastic Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
As of this update, this rainbow suncatcher craft tutorial by Dilly Dally Art is no longer available online, but you can attempt it yourself should you feel inclined. There is a picture of it you can see in the bottom left corner of the photo collage below. To make it, first color liquid gelatin and allow it to dry. Once it’s dry, cut the colored gelatin into thin strips.
Next, the colored gelatin can be strung together to make a gorgeous suncatcher craft in a rainbow of colors. I love the idea of making beautiful suncatchers with gelatin instead of plastic because the gelatin looks just as beautiful as cellophane. Good luck! You might also enjoy making flower Suncatchers.
Easy Rainbow Suncatcher Crafts for Kids
Rainbow suncatcher crafts for kids are perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day and year-round fun! Add a splash of color to your view with these easy rainbow craft ideas for kids.
For more rainbow art and craft ideas check out our rainbow blocks, rainbow ribbon wands, DIY rainbow peg dolls, and this awesome collection of easy rainbow art projects for kids!
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