Simple 3D Rainbow Paper Craft

We adore rainbows so we were really happy with how this simple rainbow paper craft turned out! Want to make your own? Just follow this step to step tutorial and you will have one in no time!

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Rainbow Paper Craft

What you need:

  • construction paper in colors of the rainbow + a white sheet of paper
  • cotton balls
  • scissors
  • glue
  • duct tape


Cut strips of colorful paper, you will need 7 strips, one of each color if you want to make a true rainbow. Cut two cloud shapes out of white construction paper.

Glue the strips in the correct order on one cloud – glue them at the middle of the cloud (the colour order is purple, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red or the other way around). Secure with duct tape. Glue on the other cloud on the other end of the rainbow paper strips. Secure with tape.


Fold the strips of paper along the duct tape, this will make it way easier to arch the rainbow later on.

Apply glue generously on the cloud (we worked with glue sticks, white school glue would work great as well). Add cotton balls. Be sure to add the cotton balls on the par of the cloud that is under the rainbow as this will make it hold it’s arched shape.

Do the same on the second cloud.

The simple 3D paper rainbow is complete!

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