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Yarn Wrapped Rainbow | Spring Fine Motor Skills Craft


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 that is a great way to sneak in fine motor skills, too!

spring fine motor skills rainbow craft

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Spring showers often bring rainbows! My kids and I are always in awe when we spot the colorful arch up in the sky!  Rainbows are also fun to create with different materials!  Sneak in fine motor skills as you  create this lovely yarn wrapped rainbow! 

Spring Fine Motor Skills Craft


We made little miniature Yarn Wrapped Rainbows with:


Yarn Wrapped Rainbow


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.

how to make yarn wrapped rainbow


To keep the yarn from unraveling, I cut slits on the top and bottom of the rainbow.

Start wrapping the red yarn over the red colored section of the rainbow, or start anywhere you like!  It's a very simple craft for you kiddos; 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!

Yarn Wrapping is a great fine motor activity

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!  

rainbow fine motor skills craft for spring

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