Toddler-Made Rainbow Collage with Craft Scraps

As the dull and dreary winter months come to an end, I start to crave colour, and so I shift our focus to colourful toddler crafts here in my home daycare.  As you can imagine, rainbow projects are perfect for this!  Big bands of vibrant colours!  There’s nothing like a rainbow to brighten up your day!   You’ll find many rainbow crafts , using a variety of materials, among the pages of my blog. Today each hooligan made a rainbow collage out of crafting scraps and odds and ends.

Rainbow Collage Craft for Toddlers

This rainbow collage was the perfect craft for a dreary winter day.  It was a great lesson in colour recognition and fine motor control and the colours were a real pick-me-up on a grey morning!  supplies for rainbow collage

What you’ll need for your rainbow collage:

I set up bowls filled with bright paper cuttings and various colourful craft supplies (pompoms, stickers, foam pieces, bits of fabric etc).  Use whatever bits and pieces you have at home.  You could also use yarn, buttons, jewels, etc.  You get the idea.

I drew some rainbows on white cardboard, and used markers and some crayons to colour code the sections so the Hooligans would know where to glue their collage pieces.gluing the rainbow collage

The hooligans used all the craft and paper bits to fill in their rainbows, and then painted the sky and glued on some cotton ball clouds.rainbow collage

Aren’t they pretty?!rainbow collage finished projectIf you’re crazy for rainbows, you might also like to check out our painted rainbows and rainbow rice!


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    • happyhooligans says

      You’re welcome! We had a lot of fun with them. I’d like to make a more grown up version of one. I’m thinking of making it in the form of a colour wheel, and hanging it in the space that we craft in. :) Have fun with yours!

  1. Kristin @ Preschool Universe says

    I really like this rainbow craft, not least because hunting for the colored materials will keep my kiddo occupied for a while.

    • happyhooligans says

      Ah, I should have thought to do that! Instead, I spent about an hour collecting all the stuff myself! 😛

  2. says

    So pretty! I love the added touch of the watercolored sky with the clouds. We just picked up some Rainbow books at the library so we will have to try this activity out.

  3. says

    These turned out so pretty! Thanks for linking them to the Kids Co-op! I’m featuring them as one of my favorite posts from last week!

  4. Jamie says

    I love this idea! Can I ask you what your children’s ages are? I want to try this with my almost three year old twins, but I’m not sure it will work.

    • happyhooligans says

      Thanks so much, Cindy! I’m thrilled that you’ve featured a couple of our crafts today! I’ll have to pop over for a visit!


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