Simple Spring Preschool Craft
Spring can’t come soon enough. I miss the smell of flowers, freshly cut grass and rain. To help brighten our walls and encourage the snow to melt, we made a simple paper plate rainbow craft. We love simple crafts, especially ones that use paper plates. Bring on the spring weather!
Paper Plate Rainbow Supplies:
- Paper plate ~ cut into the shape of a cloud
- Strips of paper ~ red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet
- Cotton Balls
- Craft Glue
- Stapler (optional)
Using Glue with Kids
My kids love any project that involves gluing. Have you seen our simple tutorial on how to make a glue sponge? It has revolutionized how we use glue for simple projects. However, squishing glue is a simple way to work on fine motor and eye/hand coordination skills. We use both methods depending on the project. For our simple rainbows, glue bottles were the tool of choice.
The kids loved squishing glue all over their paper plate cloud. Their gluey cloud was then covered in puffy cotton balls.
My kiddos love using a stapler (make sure to talk about how to use one safely). Glue would work perfectly as well, but the kids requested to use a stapler to attach the rainbow colored paper strips to our puffy clouds.
It may be easier to do staple the rainbow strips on before gluing on the cotton balls, however the kids had already finished gluing. Oh well, next time;)
The kids decided they needed a few more cotton balls to finish off their clouds. I love how the little cotton ball clouds are almost tumbling down the rainbow. So sweet.