Rainbow Drawing Ideas

Rainbow Drawing Ideas

Rainbow drawings and crafts are some of the universal art creations out there. Whether it’s toddlers at kindergarten or grownup artists at their studios, there’s always room for everyone to appreciate some colorful beauty.

So, to help you on your hunt for inspiration, we’ve brought together some rainbow drawing ideas.

20 Rainbow Drawing Ideas

Here are 20 unique rainbow crafts to get your creative juices flowing. So, let’s get into it.

1. Pot of Gold Rainbow Drawing

Kids always enjoy art that has a little story behind it. With this project, they’ll create their very own paper plate pots of gold using basic art supplies. The process is so much fun, and the finished rainbow is art-wall-worthy.

Pot of Gold Rainbow Drawing from I Heart Crafty Things

2. Salt Crystals Rainbow

You may have tried different rainbow drawings before, but have you ever painted with salt? With this easy craft, you’ll be able to create gorgeous rainbow drawings using homemade rainbow salt crystals.

Salt Crystals Rainbow from hello, Wonderful

3. Cosmic Rainbow Suncatcher

It’s always fun to try different art mediums. So in this project, we step away from the basic paper and canvases to create the most breathtaking cosmic rainbows out of recycled materials.

The best part of this psychedelic suncatcher is that it takes about seven minutes to put the whole thing together if you exclude the drying time.

Cosmic Rainbow Suncatcher from Babble Dabble Do

4. Chalk Rainbow Poster

If you’re one of those people who love inspirational quote posters, you’ll definitely love this one. With this craft, you’ll be able to create a rainbow chalk art poster with your quote glowing in the middle. Want a little hint?

The star of this project is a little bottle of masking glue.

Chalk Rainbow Poster from The Things She Makes

5. Rainbow Footprint Butterfly

You know the painting is fun when it gets a little messy. If you want to make art with your baby, but they’re still too young to participate, you may be interested in this project.

With this one, you’ll create the most beautiful rainbow butterflies using your baby’s footprints. You may even try this with older kids if you’re prepared to embrace the mess.

Rainbow Footprint Butterfly from Messy Little Monster

6. Straw Blowing Rainbow Art

Paintbrushes are a thing of the past; today, we use straws. To make this beautiful rainbow painting, we’ll try a new technique of spreading the paint.

Artists of all ages are guaranteed to enjoy this craft, and watching the paint flow is just mesmerizing.

Straw Blowing Rainbow Art from Arty Crafty Kids

7. Paper Towel Rainbow

Unlike regular paper, paper towels absorb and diffuse paint almost instantly. While this may sound irrelevant, we’ll use this particular property to create beautiful rainbow art.

Another cool thing about this project is that you can either use store-bought watercolors or make your own using dried-out markers.

Paper Towel Rainbow from Happy Hooligans

8. Melted Crayon Rainbow Art

This list would surely be incomplete without a melted crayon rainbow project. With this one, you’ll be melting the crayons to the shape of a heart. This isn’t only a blast to make, but it’ll also leave you with the coolest statement canvases ever.

Melted Crayon Rainbow Art from Mommy’s Bundle

9. Pastel Rainbow Hearts

Another rainbow heart here, but this one is a lot softer. The technique here is different, too; instead of melting crayons, we’ll be pulling pastels.

This project can also be a great way to train your kids’ dexterity and get them to explore colors.

Pastel Rainbow Hearts from Twitchetts

10. Melted Crayon Rainbow Rocks

We’ve got the perfect project for those extra bits of crayon that you have. With this rainbow craft, you can create awesome, colorful rocks that you can either gift or use as paperweights. All you need to do is melt those crayons.

Melted Crayon Rainbow Rocks from Red Ted Art

11. Bleeding Tissue Rainbow Art

This rainbow project is tons of fun for all ages. The idea is: you set up your rainbow tissue and let it bleed onto your canvas. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can do this the next time it rains and let the rain do the bleeding for you.

Bleeding Tissue Rainbow Art from Mum in the Mad House

12. Marbled Rainbow Butterflies

Who doesn’t love a good marble painting?

For this art project, we’re creating marbled rainbow butterflies with pasta tube bodies. If you’re wondering what we’ll use for the marbling, it’s good old shaving cream.

Marbled Rainbow Butterflies from hello, Wonderful

13. Shaving Cream Rainbow

Another shaving cream rainbow craft here, but this one is more forgiving. All you have to do here is set up your supplies and enjoy the journey. There are no tasks, no guidelines; just you, your paint, and your creative spirit.

Shaving Cream Rainbow from hello, Wonderful

14. Rainbow Scrape Painting

Create the famous rainbow swoosh with this project. Every time anyone says the word “rainbow,” the signature arc instantly pops up in our heads. With this painting, you won’t be drawing the swoosh; you’ll be scraping it onto your canvas.

Rainbow Scrape Painting from Arty Crafty Kids

15. Cotton Ball Rainbow

This one’s messy, but it’s loads of fun. We can’t say that it produces the most beautiful rainbows, but the process will teach your toddler a thing or two about colors and rainbows. If you have cotton balls and some rainbow paint, you’re technically ready for the messy fun.

Cotton Ball Rainbow from Fireflies and Mud Pies

16. Handprint Rainbow

Time to slap on some handprint rainbows!

With this creatively sensory project, your kids will get the chance to explore color dynamics. Being able to freely explore the colors and their own creativity is important for your child’s development. So, get your supplies ready, and let’s get messy.

Handprint Rainbow from Kids Craft Room

17. Rainbow Paper

With this project, you’ll be creating some rainbow paper. So to achieve that unique psychedelic effect, get your hands on some black paper and bright nail polish. This project also uses the hydro-dipping painting technique, so you know you’re in for a ride.

Rainbow Paper from Science Kiddo

18. Rainbow Spin Mix

Salad spinners and coffee filters can now be used for different purposes. With this science-art project, your kids won’t only try the spin mixing technique, but they’ll also get a real-life demonstration of color theory.

Rainbow Spin Mix from Babble Dabble Do

19. Tie-Dye Rainbow Painting

Have you ever pipetted color onto your canvas?

With this fun project, you’ll create the coolest tie-dye rainbow patterns using a pipette and some colors. Add a few cotton balls to the mix, and you get yourself a double-ended rainbow masterpiece.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Painting from Buggy and Buddy

20. Abstract Rainbow Art

Once again, we’re experimenting with rainbow pipetting. However, this time you’ll be using the magical powers of tissue paper.

Once you get your supplies ready, watch how the colors flow and blend into each other to create unique art.

Abstract Rainbow Art from Casa Maria’s Creative Learning Zone

This concludes our “Special 20” list. Rainbows are indeed a beautiful thing of nature, and there’s no better way to show appreciation than to create art.

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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