When given the choice of an edible or artsy craft, my kids will always choose edible, because they like to eat. However, you can make this easy Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids as a work of art. too. Grab some colored cereal like Fruit Loops, marshmallows, paper, and you’re good to go. Plus my husband taught me a trick to help younger kids make nicer rainbows.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft for Kids
We’re not huge St. Patrick’s Day celebrators, but we do like leprechauns, rainbows, and of course, any St. Patrick’s Day treats. This St. Patrick’s Day craft is super easy and fun for kids, plus they can eat the materials!
If you want to make an edible St.Patrick’s Day craft for kids, then you’ll need:
Mini marshmallows for clouds
Paper (any color, we chose blue)
*Glue if you want an inedible craft.
First, start by sorting the colored cereal in bowls. If this is a Snow Day activity and you have more time, then have the kids sort them. If not, you can have the pre-sorted cereal on the table already.
How to Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Rainbows Without a Template
I cannot free hand a perfect rainbow, especially a cereal rainbow. But also, with kids’ crafts, they don’t have to be perfect! However, my husband saw my kids (and I) struggling with making rainbows without a template or drawing lines on the paper, so he suggested using a cup.
Genius! He used a glass, but then I found party cups in our pantry for the little ones to use. Start the first row of cereal, then add on top of it. It’s even easy enough for preschoolers to do this St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Keep layering your cereal like a rainbow and then add mini marshmallows for clouds. My kids enjoy just building and eating the materials.
However, use Elmer’s glue, if you want this to be a cute take-home St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids!
Your kids and preschoolers can choose what colors they put where. One of my girls decided to start with purple on the bottom while another started with red on the bottom.
Not only does this edible Rainbow craft make a great St. Patrick’s Day craft, but we’ve also made it during snow days and play dates. It’s easy, fun and doesn’t make a lot of mess!