This cute rainbow handprint craft is not just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but also includes a variety of materials, which always makes a craft more fun for my son.
Incorporating more than one material into a craft doesn't just make it more exciting and interesting, but it also teaches kids about creativity and to sometimes think outside the box.
For this rainbow handprint St. Patrick’s Day craft we used paint, crayons, cotton balls and construction paper and my 5-year-old had a blast doing it.
What you need:
- White paper or cardstock
- Paint in rainbow colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue
- Cotton balls
- Black construction paper
- Yellow crayon
- Golden glitter
- Take your child’s hand and help him to paint each finger and along his palm in a different color of the rainbow, starting with red and ending with blue.
- Carefully press the hand onto the white sheet of paper. Make sure you push down on the palm as well before removing the hand again.
- Once the paint is dry, glue some cotton balls to the top of your rainbow to make a cloud.
- With your yellow crayon, color several gold coins at the bottom of the rainbow. Add some gold glitter to the coins.
- Take the black construction paper and cut out a pot.
- Glue the pot to your white paper, partly covering the gold coins, to make it look like the coins are in the pot.
Now you are ready to hang up your rainbow handprint St. Patrick’s Day craft masterpiece!
Extra Tip: We also included a little shamrock hiding behind our cloud, made with thumbprints. Simply color your thumb green then make a thumbprint heart by overlapping your first thumbprint. Rotate the paper a little and add a second heart, rotate again and add a third heart to complete your shamrock.