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Rainbow Mobile Craft for Kids

Add some color to your kids' crafting with this rainbow mobile.

Add some color to your kids' crafting with this rainbow mobile.

There’s something about mobiles that seems to just captivate us, and this rainbow mobile kids’ craft is no exception.  The girls just loved it, and I have to admit that it was kind of cool looking when it was all done. This is a perfect activity for St. Patrick’s Day leprechauns looking for a pot of gold… and also because spring will be here before we know it!

What You Need to Make a Rainbow Mobile

  • Construction paper in rainbow colors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • String
  • White cotton balls or pom poms
Rainbow Mobile Kids Craft Supplies

Rainbow Mobile Kids Craft Supplies

Start by gluing three cotton balls together for each cloud (you want two clouds) and let them dry while you're doing the rest of your craft.

Start by gluing three cotton balls together for each cloud (you want two clouds) and let them dry while you're doing the rest of your craft.

 

Cut equal strips from each color of construction paper.  Trim the end of each color to be a bit shorter than the previous one.

Cut equal strips from each color of construction paper. Trim the end of each color to be a bit shorter than the previous one.

Line up both ends and tape together.  I had ours sort of spread out, but if I did it again, I think I would just have them all evenly stacked on one another.

Line up both ends and tape together. I had ours sort of spread out, but if I did it again, I think I would just have them all evenly stacked on one another.

 

Poke a hole in either end of your rainbow mobile's strips and insert a string.  Tie off the end so it won't pull through, and cut it about two feet long.

Poke a hole in either end of your rainbow mobile's strips and insert a string. Tie off the end so it won't pull through, and cut it about two feet long.

Cut out as many raindrops as you would like to hang off of your construction paper mobile.

Cut out as many raindrops as you would like to hang off of your construction paper mobile.

Tape the construction paper raindrops along the length of the string.  If you wanted it to be nicer, you could sandwich the string between two raindrops and glue it all together.

Tape the construction paper raindrops along the length of the string. If you wanted it to be nicer, you could sandwich the string between two raindrops and glue it all together.

 

Glue the cotton ball clouds to either end of your rainbow mobile to finish the kids' craft.

Glue the cotton ball clouds to either end of your rainbow mobile to finish the kids' craft.

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  1. […] on Craft Jr., we have two fun rainbow crafts/recipes: this construction paper rainbow mobile (great for grades K-4), and a yummy rainbow fruit platter – it will get nearly any kid to eat their fruit serving […]

    Posted by Printable Spring Coloring Pages: Cartoon Rainbows | Fantasy Jr. | March 29, 2013, 12:07 pm

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