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Hanging Cotton Ball Rainbow Craft

I love to see rainbows in the sky. In fact they remind me of my dad. My parents live in New Zealand and I really miss them. Last year when my mum and dad were visiting me here in the UK we went on a trip to celebrate my uncles 40th birthday. He’s not much older than me.

Anyway on our way home we turned a corner and I saw the most beautiful rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life. It was as if it was right there in front of us and the was touching the ground.

The rainbow was stunning and every time I see one now I remember the good times with my parents. Today we have a fun and exciting cotton ball rainbow craft for kids. I am sure you will love this. Enjoy.


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What You Will Need For Your Rainbow Craft

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Let’s Make This Simple Rainbow Craft

Use metal snips to clip the bottom off of a white metal hanger.

You just want to leave the hanging part at the top, with a small section of wire on either side to use as support for your rainbow later on.

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Draw a rainbow shape on a piece of cardstock.

Make it as big as you like, but make sure that it is big enough so that your wire hanger does not stick out from behind it.

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Cut out the rainbow shape.

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Cover the front of the rainbow cardstock shape with a layer of white school glue.

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Press cotton balls onto the front of the piece of cardstock to cover the glue.

There should be four cotton balls in each row.

Let the cotton ball rainbow sit and dry once you have layered them all on.

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Once the glue had dried, use a paintbrush to paint the cotton balls in each row a different colour.

Use the colours yellow, green, red and blue.

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When the paint has dried, glue the piece of cut hanger to the back of your rainbow so that the hanger part sticks up above the centre of the rainbow.

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Cut pieces of red, yellow, green and blue ribbon.

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You will need two pieces of ribbon of each colour.

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Glue one ribbon of each colour to the back of the cotton ball rainbow, below its coordinating colour of cotton balls.

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Now you’re done. Hang your cotton ball ribbon rainbow and enjoy!

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