How to Create a Kawaii Rainbow from Craft Sticks a CRAFTWEEK Tutorial

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!

 

How to Create a Rainbow from Craft Sticks with Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

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!

 

CRAFTWEEK 2020 with Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftweek2020

 

How to Create a Kawaii Rainbow from Craft Sticks

 

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Here’s what you will need to create a Kawaii Rainbow:

 

 

Here’s how to create a Craft Stick Rainbow for CRAFTWEEK:

 

STEP ONE

 

Gather all materials and protect your work surface.

 

Materials needed to make a Rainbow Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

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.

 

Line up craft sticks in a chevron pattern and glue together Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

STEP TWO

 

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.

 

Trace and cut Cloud pattern from felt Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

STEP THREE

 

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.

 

Stitch two cloud shapes together with embroidery floss Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

STEP FOUR

 

Stuff the sewn cloud with Poly-Fil stuffing.

 

Stuff cloud with Poly-Fil Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

STEP FIVE

 

Insert the craft stick rainbow into the cloud and secure on the bottom and then the top with the glue gun and glue sticks.

 

Glue rainbow inside cloud Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

STEP SIX

 

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.

 

Add features to cloud Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

Carefully draw a half-circle spanning from cheek to cheek with the permanent black marker.

 

Add a smile with MONOTWIN Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

STEP SEVEN

 

Measure and cut a ten-inch length of bakers twine.

 

Measure and cut a bakers twine hanger to the Rainbow Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

Knot twine at each end and secure to the back of the cloud with the glue gun and glue sticks.

 

Glue hanger to back of craft stick Rainbow Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

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!

 

How to Create a Rainbow from Craft Sticks with Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #rainbow #craftweek2020 #craftsticks #kidscraft

 

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