We provide you with a free Rainbow template to make a wall hanging or mobile. This St. Patrick’s Day craft is one that you can colour, paint, collage etc. with materials that you have at home! Materials Rainbow template: rainbow Cardstock Scissors Paint/Marker/Paint Sticks etc. Fishing Line or yarn or floss Beads Pin/ cloth (to be used with direct adult supervision for older children) or Hole Punch We always find these items useful too: Directions Print the rainbow template on thick paper such as cardstock. Colour the first side of your rainbow and allow it to dry overnight. Cut out the rainbow pieces and colour the backside. (You can skip this step if you just want to do the wall hanging) Now that everything is dry, if you find that your arches are curling put them under a stack of books overnight. It is now time to assemble your mobile or wall hanging: We punched a small hole at the top of the big arch of the rainbow using a stick pin over a cloth. This idea is for older children with direct adult supervision (or have the adult do it if you feel more comfortable with that) or you could use a hole punch for the same purpose. Loop your fishing line through and attach a few beads at the top and to make a hanging loop. Attach some beads to the bottom of the arches if you like. We painted some of them white to look like clouds. Attach the two arches together with your fishing line and add some more beads if you like. Have an adult hang up your mobile from the ceiling! Other Rainbow or St. Patrick’s Day Ideas you Might Like Making the Secondary Colours from the Primary Colours: http://make-it-your-own.com/rainy-day-fun-colour-exploration/ St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough with Loose Parts: http://make-it-your-own.com/st-patricks-day-play-dough-loose-parts/ Create with the Rainbow: http://make-it-your-own.com/create-with-the-rainbow/ Colour Mixing Clovers: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/KID-MADE-WATERCOLOR-SHAMROCK-CLOVER-CARDS/ Rainbow Necklace: http://make-it-your-own.com/handmade-rainbow-necklace/ Rainbow Building Kit: http://make-it-your-own.com/my-color-is-rainbow-3-gift-ideas/ Find the Rainbow Game: http://make-it-your-own.com/find-the-rainbow-game/ Rainbow Sensory Foam Play: http://make-it-your-own.com/magical-sensory-play/ Pin this idea Purpose Recognizing the symbols associated with various holidays and cultural celebrations. Learning the colours of the rainbow. Developing one’s fine motor skills in lacing beads, cutting etc. Learning what potentially makes things move- how can you get your mobile to spin? Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a pin with care and direct, adult supervision. Cord, yarn, fishing line etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. This mobile is NOT intended for young children 0-3 (or those that tend to put items in their mouths) and should not be hung over a crib, toddler bed etc. because of the small components. Please like & share: One Response Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.