Crafty Kids: Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny

Rainbows are perhaps one of the most magical things for children to discover and wonder about, don’t you think? My children love the idea of finding a lucky pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and always try to figure out ways they can do that! So, today we’re using our imaginations to find that lucky pot of gold by drawing it. We’ve made “Lucky Rainbow Placemats” using only a few simple materials and just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! This project is for the whole family so feel free to get crafty with the kids and make your own placemat too. As you can see I did!

Ready to make some placemats? Great! Let’s get started. This is so easy!

You will need:

  • Kraft paper or brown parcel wrapping paper (you can also use butcher blog paper)
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick

How to make the placemats:

For this project we will be essentially drawing 3 shapes: first a rainbow, then a cloud then lastly a pot of gold. Each shape will be cut out then pasted onto the kraft paper so it’s a great basic lesson in Decoupage for kids.

Crafty Kids: Lucky Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny

Step 1:
Roll out your paper and cut into the shape of placemats. Tip: If the paper is too curled after being rolled then you can either press the cut-out rectangles under a book or iron on a cooler setting for a few seconds to flatten the paper.

Crafty Kids: Lucky Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny

Step 2:
Color a rainbow, a cloud and a pot of gold. There are no rules here so let your imagination guide you!

Crafty Kids: Lucky Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny

Step 3:
Once you have colored your shapes (rainbow, cloud and pot of gold) cut them out.

Crafty Kids: Lucky Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny

Step 4:
Paste your shapes onto your Kraft paper and allow to dry!

Crafty Kids: Lucky Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny

There you have it: placemats perfect for any lucky breakfast! Top ‘o the morning to you!

Crafty Kids: Lucky Rainbow Placemats - (cool) progeny