Somewhere over the rainbow . . . teachers, parents or camp counselors got 20 minutes of peace while their children made these adorable DIY rainbow pencil toppers to give their pencils extra pizzaz! This rainbow themed kids craft is one of the best crafts for kids because it is so cheap to make and only requires supplies that just about everyone has! It is an excellent Vacation Bible School craft, back-to-school craft, St. Patrick’s Day craft, Pride month craft, or just because craft – because really, who doesn’t love a rainbow?!?
Supplies Needed to Make DIY Rainbow Pencil Toppers
As with all projects on Paper Plate Fun, these are the supplies we used to make the project as shown in this post. Feel free to modify this supply list to fit your needs or what supplies you have on hand!
- White paper plate
- Washable markers in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
Instructions for Making DIY Rainbow Pencil Toppers
Each paper plate will make approximately 8 rainbow pencil toppers in a short amount of time, making this kids craft super budget-friendly!
Begin by using a red marker to draw along the edge of a paper plate. If the paper plate has a flat edge along the top, do not color on that edge – begin coloring on the inner rim of the paper plate.
Continue coloring lines with the markers until a rainbow rim has been drawn around the entire paper plate.
Use the scissors to cut off the white edge of the paper plate.
Cut into the paper plate and then cut out the white circle from the middle of the paper plate.
Use the scissors to cut the rainbow edge of the paper plate into smaller rainbow pieces – approximately 3″ long each.
Cut out small cloud shapes from the middle piece of the paper plate.
Use the gluestick to glue the cloud pieces to the ends of the rainbow pieces.
Once the glue has dried, use the scissors to carefully cut two slits in the middle of each paper plate rainbow piece – one slit near the top of the rainbow (red/orange area), and another slit near the bottom of the rainbow (blue/purple area). Gently folding the rainbow piece in half makes cutting the slits much easier!
Finally, carefully push a pencil through the slits to place the rainbow pencil toppers onto the pencils!
This colorful rainbow craft is sure to be a hit with your wallet and your children! If you agree, please make sure to share this post on Pinterest and with your friends!