One thing we always have loads of is cardboard tubes, mainly from TP Rolls and kitchens rolls! I love to get the kids crafting with them when I can. These Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers are a wonderful way to recycle them into something colourful and most importantly fun!
Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colourful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too.
I adore that these rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them! Two rainbow crafts for the price of one LOL!
Before you zoom on to see how to make these rainbow blowers, why not share some other fun rainbow crafts to Facebook or Pinterest? It’s a great way to find them again easily and you can give your friends an idea or two too!
Some of our favourite rainbow crafts are Edible Bread Painting (Your kids will want to do this again and again!), Rainbow Tambourines (So much fun for music time!) and Rainbow Sponge Painting ( A fun way to explore textures and colour mixing.)
Let’s get back to making those pretty cardboard tube rainbow blowers! Grab your TP rolls and join me below.
Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers Tutorial
Supplies To Make Rainbow Blowers
- Cardboard Tubes US / UK
- Acrylic Paint
- Tissue Paper US / UK
- UHU Glue US / UK
How To Make Fun Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers are super easy to make and can be done in any colours to match a particular theme.
We’ve made ours with gorgeous rainbow colours because St Patrick’s Day is looming but they’d look equally good in gold and greens as a Paddy’s Day craft or how about purples and blacks for Halloween or reds, oranges and yellows for Fall?
We started our rainbow blowers by painting the cardboard tubes blue. I tend to use acrylic paint because it gives such a good coverage and the kids don’t have to wait around waiting for a multiple layers of paint to dry.
When our blue paint was dry we painted on some light blue/white clouds to add to our weather theme.
To make the gorgeous rainbow streamers we cut strips of colourful tissue paper. Our strips were about 1 x 12 inches.
Then we laid them around the outside of the cardboard tube in the order we wanted them and started to stick them on, one at a time. We used UHU glue again for speed. (We are terrible impatient crafters and hate to have to wait too long for things to dry!)
Don’t worry if you don’t have any UHU or feel your kids are too young for it. Twist up glue sticks or PVA will work just as well just take a little longer to dry.
With a slight overlap we were able to get all out 7 rainbow colours glued inside the cardboard tube.
On one of our rainbow blowers we cut each tissue paper streamer in half lengthways. It made each individual streamer lighter and easier to blow. Whether you leave the rainbow streamers fat or cut them thinner is up to you.
They look super pretty don’t they? And are so much fun to blow and send the rainbow colours swooshing!
If you want to you could use string them up and use them as rainbow wind socks too, what fun!
Will your kids enjoy this colourful rainbow craft too?
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