Colourful ranibow paper collage children'e craft activity

Everybody loves rainbows! This craft activity is a winner every time and fantastic for younger children age 2 years and older. The inspiration for this project came from the amazing ART BAR BLOG, I urge you to go and check out Barbara's website for the most amazing kids craft activity ideas.

Rainbow collages are a great activity to encourage colour recognition with little ones and to talk about the science behind rainbows with older children. You can either prepare the collage materials before hand or you can get your children involved in cutting up the scraps of paper, which is fantastic cutting practice and great for developing fine motor skills. We always save scraps of paper, card, fabric and old paintings to use for collage, there is something I find very satisfying about sorting items into colour groups!

If you love this project but don't have the materials, check out our fun kids CRAFTS BOXES, our COLLAGE CREATIVE CRAFT BOX includes all the materials you need to make these COLLAGE RAINBOWS plus lots of other fun crafts.


  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Items to collage like coloured paper, fabric scraps, pom poms, match sticks and old paintings


Begin by cutting out rainbow shapes in cardboard for the base of your collage. Sort all your collage materials into colour groups and then begin gluing. For younger children you can draw the rainbow sections onto the cardboard to give them a guideline for where to glue.

Raindow coloured collage materials for craft

Child making rainbow pattern paper collage

paper collage rainbow fun childrens craft project idea

CRAFT KITS to make at home

If you love this collage project by MINI MAD THINGS but don't have the materials to make it, check out our cool kids CRAFT BOXES.

Our MINI MAD CRAFT boxes are brimming with crafty fun ready for you to get creative at home. The kits are designed to inspire open-ended creativity. With our range of beautiful, engaging materials, you can either follow our craft project ideas or create your own fun projects.

Pictured below is the COLLAGE CREATIVE craft box.


Collage creative eco-friendly kids craft kit


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