Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows

Get your poms ready for our gorgeous Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows! This rainbow craft is an absolutely beautiful art process for St. Patrick’s Day that kids will love. Make a bunch and hang them throughout the room for a colorful decoration.

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows main image.

The best part of this rainbow art for kids is that it’s really foolproof. Get some poms, turn them into stamps, and start layering the colors of the rainbow.

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows styled image.

It’s a great way for kids to continue learning colors, while also enjoying the creativity of the process.

Paint a Rainbow with Poms

To make our Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows you will first need cardboard. We used cereal boxes.

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows supplies needed.

Also needed are acrylic paints in the colors of the rainbow, small poms, clothespins, and scissors. Then, to hang, you’ll also need twine and a hole punch.

Pom Painted Rainbow Craft Supplies Needed

  • Cardboard
  • Acrylic paint – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • Small poms
  • Clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Hole punch

Cardboard Rainbow Craft Step by Step Instructions

Begin with a sheet of cardboard. We used an empty cereal box, tore open and turned inside out.

Small pom clamped in wood clothespin with purple paint.

Now, gather paint in the rainbow of colors. I poured the paint in our palette the same as the colors go in a rainbow so that it would be easier to stamp like an actual rainbow. Insert a pom into the clasp of the clothespin for every color used.

Blue paint pom stamps.

Dip the pom in the paint colors and begin forming the rainbow.

Purple, blue, and green pom stamps.

It’s easier to start from the inside color and work your way out. But again, it’s a process so just get creative.

Yellow pom painted.

Layer the colors and blend together using the poms.

Pom painted rainbow on cereal box cardboard.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Then let the colors dry.

Rainbow cut out from cardboard.

Arch of rainbow cut from cardboard.

Once dry, cut the rainbow out from the cardboard.

Twine tied onto top of rainbow.

Finish by punching a hole at the top of the rainbow and tying a strand of twine through the hole.

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows.

So beautiful to hang for a St. Patrick’s Day decoration!

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows hanging by twine.

This rainbow craft would make a lovely spring decoration, too!

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows styled image.

Pin this Craft!

Be sure to save the image below to Pinterest so that you can remember to make this craft with your kids!

Cardboard Pom Painted Rainbows pin image.

More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

For more painting fun this St. Patrick’s Day, see also our Coffee Filter Watercolor Rainbows, Fork Painted Rainbows, and our Crayon Resist Watercolor Shamrocks. There’s also our Pot O’ Gold at the End of the Rainbow Craft our Paper Strip Rainbow Craft, as well as many more fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

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