Simple and Fun Rainbow Name Craft for Kids

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I love the colors of the rainbow and so do my kids. We also love making crafts so I put together this easy Rainbow Name Craft for kids for my boys to do. It’s easy, fun and great for kids to practice lots of skills. With this craft you can go over color recognition, the color wheel, cutting skills, name recognition and the rainbow! Read on learn how to do this simple Rainbow Name Craft for kids with things you probably already have at home.

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Rainbow Name Craft for Kids

What You Need

You’re likely to have all the materials needed for this Rainbow Name Craft at home already. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White Cardstock Paper or Construction paper
  • Cardstock Paper or Construction Paper in Rainbow Colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and we added Pink)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Watercolors
Rainbow Name Craft for Kids Materials Needed

How to Make the Rainbow Name Craft

Now that you have your materials, the first step is to write your child’s name on the white paper. I printed these because I have bubble style fonts but you can easily write the name no printing necessary. Then, take the colorful sheets and cut small sections into little shapes. If you have an older child, let them do this part on their own to practice those scissor skills.

I cut the big sheet of papers into small squares and then cut those squares into tiny shapes. It ends up looking a little bit like confetti!

Rainbow Name Craft for Kids Colorful Paper

Next step is adding glue to the letters of your child’s name and letting them decorate using the little colorful shapes. I had my kids do it at random but you can do it in a pattern. For example, have your child start with red, then yellow, then orange to make it a rainbow pattern on their name. This craft is easy to customize any way you like.

Rainbow Name Craft for Kids gluing colorful shapes to name

Once your child has filled in their whole name, set the page aside to dry. When it’s dried completely, it’s time to add watercolor! Since this is a rainbow themed craft, it’s perfect to make the rest of the page blue to signify the sky. I also chose watercolor because it’s easy to use for kids of all ages and dries faster than paint. You can use what you have on hand whether it’s crayons, markers, dot markers, or even add scraps of blue paper to make the sky.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s done:

Rainbow Name Craft for Kids with blue watercolor

There you have it! A super easy, fun, and even educational Rainbow Name Craft for Kids you can do anytime. If you recreate this craft I’d love to see it. Tag me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter so I can check out your work!

For more rainbow fun check out these posts:

Rainbow Sponge Painting

3D Paper Rainbow Craft



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