St. Patrick’s Day is coming so I’ve been thinking about easy crafts for W and I do together. While he loves getting out craft supplies, our projects have to be fairly simple in nature these days or I lose his attention. One way to keep his attention is to involve any of his favorite foods. In this case, I broke out the Fruit Loops for an easy St Patricks Day Rainbow Craft made mostly with cereal!
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft
What I love about this rainbow craft is that we had all of the supplies already around the house. It also gave us the opportunity to work on some fine motor skills and other learning skills while we sorted out the cereal by color. W and I were also able to talk about the colors of the rainbow as well as where rainbows come from!
What you need:
- Fruit Loops cereal
- Corn Pops cereal
- 1 sheet blue construction paper
- 1 sheet black construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Empty egg carton (to sort cereal by color)
What you do:
- Sort Fruit Loops by color into different cups, bowls, or sections of an empty egg carton.
- Cut out a cauldron shape from the black construction paper.
- Glue black cauldron at the bottom of one side of the construction paper.
- Glue cotton balls on the other side of the paper.
- Glue corn pops on top of the cauldron to create a pot of gold.
- Draw a curved line with the glue. Then cover with red Fruit Loops.
- Repeat with all colors of Fruit Loops in rainbow color order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- Let glue dry.
This would also be great to make on cardstock for a stronger background. Also, if you use a large amount of glue on the cereal, the pieces do have a tendency to shrink a bit. But it is a great way to practice sorting colors and fine motor skills.
Plus, the cereal makes for a great tasting snack while you get crafty!
What is your favorite color of the rainbow?