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I admit, I don’t get leprechauns and what they’re all about, but what I love most about St. Patrick’s Day is seeking out fun rainbow projects to make with the kids. What is it about rainbows that are so captivating? This fun Irish celebration gives you an excuse to bust out your rainbow colored art materials and make some vibrant art. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite rainbows you can create right at home without searching for that mythical pot of gold.

Recycled Hanging Rainbows (via hello, Wonderful)
Chances are you probably have all the materials to make these fun cardboard hanging rainbows that make cheerful displays around the home.

Rainbow Placemat Printable (via Willowday)
Doodle a rainbow away on these free printable placemats while the kids wait for their food. The “pot of gold” is the perfect placement for the bowl!

Paper Plate Pot of Gold (via I Heart Crafty Things)
Crafty, colorful and fun, this easy paper plate craft is one toddlers especially will love, while painting dots to color in the rainbow.

Rainbow Salt Crystal Painting (via hello, Wonderful)
Make pretty salt crystals in all colors of the rainbow and “paint” them on paper to make a beautiful textured rainbow.

Beaded Suncatcher (via Fireflies and Mudpies)
Create a beautiful dimensional suncatcher with beads – a great fine motor skills activity to boot.

Milk Art (via Say Yes)
This simple art project using just 2 ingredients creates the most stunning marbled rainbow effects on paper.

Crayon Melting Art (via Meg Duerksen)
Melt a rainbow of colorful crayons to make art that stops you in its track to admire.

Cosmic Suncatchers (via Babble Dabble Do)
These groovy tie-dyed looking suncatchers are mesmerizing with their swirly effects and create eye-catching window decorations when finished.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher (via Mom Inspired Life)
Here’s another fun suncatcher idea made of tissue paper that little ones especially will love scrunching up. A printable template makes it easy to position the rainbow just right.

Chalk Art Poster (via The Things She Makes)
This cool art technique is one you’ll want to do side by side with the kids and leads to a fun reveal of their favorite words and quote – captured in a rainbow!

Rainbow Flour Paint (via Learn Play Imagine)
Make colorful and safe homemade rainbow paint – perfect for toddlers to explore colors and painting for the first time.

Rainbow Stained Glass Window (via The Artful Parent)
Create a wow factor right when you step in in the house with this beautiful stained glass window activity that encourages the kids to doodle away first.

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.