We are so ready for spring! After this long dreary winter in the Midwest, I am yearning for color!! To brighten up the day, we made a rainbow pasta craft! March is around the corner, so it is a great craft for St. Patrick’s Day. To start, we gathered colored pasta from our various sensory bins. If you want to learn the easy way to color pasta, you can visit this post. Now I know that there are technically 7 colors in the rainbow, but getting the color indigo was tricky. Since indigo and blue are so close in color, I just decided to do 1 color of blue. Before starting the craft, we talked about the colors of the rainbow and the order of the colors.
Then, I took a piece of large construction paper and drew a big curved line on it with glue. Next, my boys added the first layer of the rainbow, which were the red noodles.
After gluing on the red pasta, I drew another line of glue. We continued this pattern until all the colors were on the rainbow! Some noodles were harder to glue down, so in that case I added some extra glue around that row of noodles. This was really great practice for fine motor skills!
Lastly, we glued cotton balls to the end of our rainbow to represent clouds.
I thought it turned out SO cute!! It is so bright and cheery! This would be a great craft to display at home or even give as a gift. This is Troy’s gift to dad for his birthday this week! 🙂
Then we dumped all the colored pasta together and made a sensory bin! This was a perfect activity to keep Troy busy while I made supper.
He made a rainbow pie for dessert! 🙂
I hope you will try this colorful craft out!