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Val’s Crafty Corner: Easy Rainbows

2021-03-04 by Valerie Deneen
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This fun and educational St. Patrick’s Day activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy making lots of colorful St. Patrick’s Day crafts with this fun tip!

How to Draw a Rainbow

For a quick and simple way to draw beautiful and easy rainbows, try wrapping some triangular Melissa & Doug crayons in rainbow-order with some rubber bands as shown. Slip in a piece of thick card stock or cardboard for added stability.

Use a rubber band to hold together three triangular Melissa & Doug crayons

Invite your child to draw rainbows by moving the grouped together crayons back and forth on a sheet of paper! While drawing these rainbows, it is the perfect time to practice identifying color names.

Young girl drawing rainbows with Melissa & Doug crayons wrapped in a rubber band.

St. Patrick’s Day Activity for Kids

This fun activity is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day cards, bookmarks, and more!

Kid-drawn card for St. Patrick’s Day featuring a rainbow.

Have fun!


Valerie Deneen

Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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