To celebrate CRAFTWEEK, I will teach how to create a Kawaii rainbow from craft sticks
I have been rainbow addicted since the sixth grade. The year was 1977 and my favorite piece of clothing was a pair of rainbow embroidered bell-bottom jeans. The colorful stitching went up one leg, arced across my backside and down the other leg. A hand-me-down from my older sister and I loved them more than any piece of clothing either before or since.
I was so hip, so grown-up and totally sophisticated. The envy of all my friends!
I balled like a baby the day I had to admit that my favorite rainbow jeans had become the dreaded high waters. My Mom gently explained they would make another little girl very happy.
Ever since rainbow has been my favorite color! And what better way to kick off CRAFTWEEK then with a fun, quick and easy rainbow craft!
This quick craft is just one of the fun DIY ideas I’m sharing for CRAFTWEEK. All week I’ll be featuring some fun and easy crafts you can create yourself. Plus you’ll find more craft ideas from other bloggers below PLUS each day this week we will be sharing a link to a giveaway.
Join us all week for more creative project ideas!
Today’s CRAFTWEEK post is sponsored by Darice.
Darice offers a wide variety of craft supplies for all kinds of projects! Make sure to stop by my Instagram account to enter the awesome giveaway! But hurry because this giveaway ends in 48 hours!
How to Create a Kawaii Rainbow from Craft Sticks
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Here’s what you will need to create a Kawaii Rainbow:
- Rainbow Colored Craft Sticks from Darice®, two of each color – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
- Wiggle Eyes from Darice® – two
- Bakers Twine from Darice® – Black and White
- Embroidery Floss from Darice® – Light Blue
- Dritz Embroidery Needle from Darice®
- Kunin Premium™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – White and Baby Pink
- Poly-Fil from Fairfield World
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Small Scrap of Paper
- Rainbow Craft Stick Patterns – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create a Craft Stick Rainbow for CRAFTWEEK:
Gather all materials and protect your work surface.
Place one set of six rainbow-colored craft sticks on the work surface in a chevron pattern. Attach a scrap piece of paper to the craft sticks with the glue gun and glue sticks. Then attach the second set of rainbow craft sticks.
Download, print and cut out RAINBOW CRAFT STICK PATTERNS Trace cloud shape onto white felt twice and cut out with scissors. TIP: Cut out inside the lines, so you have a clean, finished project.
Line up the two white felt cloud shapes and sew together with the embroidery floss and needle using a running stitch. Leave an opening wide enough to fit the rainbow craft sticks but continue the running stitch on the top layer of felt for decoration.
Stuff the sewn cloud with Poly-Fil stuffing.
Insert the craft stick rainbow into the cloud and secure on the bottom and then the top with the glue gun and glue sticks.
Trace cheek shape onto pink felt twice and cut out with scissors. TIP: Cut out inside the lines, so you have a clean, finished project. Using the guide on the pattern sheet, attach cheeks and wiggle eyes with the glue gun.
Carefully draw a half-circle spanning from cheek to cheek with the permanent black marker.
Measure and cut a ten-inch length of bakers twine.
Knot twine at each end and secure to the back of the cloud with the glue gun and glue sticks.
This is a great family fun craft activity and the perfect addition for a rainbow party with the kiddos! Remember to stop by each day this week to see what I am creating for CRAFTWEEK and to enter to win a new prize pack each day!
Thanks for stopping by!