Paper Plate Rainbows

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

We are crazy for rainbows and cuteness here! If you’re looking for a sweet and simple activity for the mid-term break, you can turn the humble paper plate into a vibrant rainbow. This activity can provide children with a sensory experience as they decorate their rainbows, and follow it up with singing Sing a Rainbow together. 

This activity is fun for:

  • Birthday party craft
  • Holiday craft
  • Sensory activity
  • Baby interaction (sing rainbow songs and wave the rainbow cloud about)
  • Bedroom decor

Sing a Rainbow by Arthur Hamilton

Red and yellow and
Pink and Green
Purple and orange and blue

I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow too

Listen with your eyes
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see

I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me


  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Craft Glue
  • Cotton Balls

1. Cut a paper plate in half.

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

2. Paint each colour on the semi-circle to create your rainbow. Think red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and blue. Allow to dry.

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

3. Once dry, glue the cotton balls at the end of the rainbows for clouds. 

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft