Rain or shine, a rainbow is sure to make any day better! We’ve found a way to bring rainbows in, regardless of the forecast.

Whether it’s the weather or a world-wide pandemic keeping you indoors, we’re sure this rainbow craft will brighten the day in a matter of minutes!

Paper Towel Rainbow Materials

What You’ll Need…

Begin by gathering two glasses 3/4 of the way full with water, a few colorful markers, and a paper towel.

Children Coloring


Color each end of the paper towel with the colored markers to match the pattern of a rainbow.

Paper Towel Rainbow Craft


Place each end of the colored paper towel into its own prepared glass of water.

Paper Towel Rainbow


Like magic, your rainbow will grow!

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Paper Towel Rainbow

Paper Towel Rainbow

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Make your own rainbow with a couple simple materials!


  • Paper Towel
  • Colored Markers
  • 2 cups
  • Water


    1. Get one paper towel.
    2. Color each end of the paper towel with the colors in a rainbow.
    3. Fill cups ¾ of the way full with water.
    4. Place each end of the paper towel barely in the water (one end in each cup).
    5. Watch your rainbow grow!
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