In cities and towns all over the world, children are staying connected while practicing social distancing by displaying rainbow crafts in their windows. While on walks with their family, children have fun going on a neighborhood “rainbow hunt” and spotting the colorful signs of hope and solidarity. Parents and au pairs can work on rainbow window crafts with children and help spread happiness during social distancing.
Here are 7 rainbow crafts for children and au pairs to hang in your window:
1. Rainbow Hearts
Combine hearts and rainbows with this fun craft that au pairs can do with children! These cute hearts only require cardstock, tissue paper (in rainbow colors and white), scissors, and a glue stick.
2. Stained Glass Rainbows
This is such a fun rainbow craft for au pairs to do with children of all ages. Make a tissue paper rainbow collage that resembles stained glass with simple materials like tissue paper, contact paper, and construction paper.
3. Rainbow Danish Hearts
Danish hearts, or julehjerter, are a popular woven heart decoration displayed around the winter holidays. This twist on the holiday craft only requires coloring supplies (crayons, markers, paint, or colored pencils all work great), scissors, and a printer! With the printable Danish heart template, au pairs can help children color and decorate their hearts with bright rainbow colors and help children follow the steps to weave together the pieces.
4. Cosmic Rainbow Suncatchers
This craft is really fun for both children and au pairs! Make a rainbow swirl suncatcher using white glue, food coloring or watercolors, a toothpick, and a plastic lid. Use a hole punch and string to hand proudly in your window and bring cheer to your neighborhood.
5. Streamer Rainbows With Fluffy Clouds
These happy clouds with rainbow streamers are an easy craft for little ones – plus it doesn’t require many supplies. With just paper plates, cotton balls, construction paper, and glue, au pairs can help children make these fun rainbow window crafts!
6. Rainbow Sensory Play
Toddlers will love making this rainbow window craft with au pairs. Using water-based paint in rainbow colors and white cardstock put into a sealable freezer bag, little ones can create their rainbows without messy fingers!
7. Full Window Rainbow
Make sure your rainbow window craft gets noticed! Au pairs can help children apply rainbow cellophane or tissue paper directly to a window using a diluted dish soap solution. While this craft can get a little messy, children will have so much fun covering an entire window with a cheerful rainbow!
Happy Rainbow Hunting!
If possible, make sure to get some fresh air while practicing social distancing. Au pairs and children can walk the neighborhood and have fun spotting other rainbows in windows!
Are you looking for more fun ideas for children and au pairs? Learn more about how au pairs can help keep children connected during social distancing.