Fine Motor Yarn Wrapped Rainbow

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I must say that I am in love with our Yarn Wrapped Rainbow that I am sharing today.  I may be a bit biased, but I think it turned out so beautiful.  It's colorful, festive, and works on strengthening those fine motor muscles.  A fun spring themed craft for kids!
fine motor yarn wrapped rainbow
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Rainbow Themed Craft for Kids

We made little miniature Yarn Wrapped Rainbows with:
cardboard shaped rainbows
cotton balls

To prep for the activity, I cut several pieces of colored yarn and laid them on the table.  Also on the table was the cardboard shaped rainbows I made from an empty fruit snack box.  

I colored in the colors of the rainbow to work on color recognition with my toddler, and I also think it helped fill in any gaps of yarn.
fine motor yarn wrapped rainbow
To keep the yarn from unraveling, I cut slits on the top and bottom of the rainbow.
fine motor yarn wrapped rainbow
Start wrapping the red yarn over the red colored section of the rainbow, or start anywhere you like!  It's a very simple activity; start with one color and move onto the next until you are ready for the next color.

Little Sis did need help getting the yarn tucked into the slits, but otherwise, she knew just what to do... and did it well!  Big Brother enjoyed this activity, too.  He even completed my rainbow for me!
fine motor yarn wrapped rainbow
Once you are finished wrapping the colors to make a rainbow, take a cotton ball and glue it to each end of the rainbow.  

For some extra fine motor fun, have your kiddos work at pulling and stretching the cotton ball apart. 

Simple and beautiful!  Hope it adds a little color and Spring thinking wherever you are!  
fine motor yarn wrapped rainbow

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