Follow my simple steps below to make your very own paper plate rainbows. This is a great rainy day craft, too, and not just for St. Patrick's Day!
You Will Need
-a paper plate
-markers, crayons, or colored pencils (or paint if you're adventurous)
-a ribbon or string to hang your creation
Step 1. Cut a paper plate in half and then cut away the center semi-circle to make your plate into an arch.
Step 2. If you're working with little ones you might want to lightly draw lines on the plate for them to show them where to color on the rainbow (otherwise it's hard to judge how much of each color to use).
Step 3. Color in your rainbow using crayons, markers or colored pencils (or paint, if that's your thing).
Step 4. Using a tiny bit of Elmer's drippy glue, add some cotton balls onto each end of the rainbow.
Step 5. Poke a hole at the top of the rainbow and tie a ribbon or string through it to hang your rainbow. You can even get more creative with these by gluing Froot Loops over each color of the rainbow, adding faces with google eyes or markers, or even making your own pot of gold to hang beneath it. We made this pot with the extra pieces of the paper plate. Oh, and, those fabulous chocolate golden coins? They came from the one and only Fudge Shoppe in Flemington, NJ. If you have never been there, you need to get going right away! Tell them The Jersey Momma sent you.