Grow a Rainbow

| Crafts, DIY, Holidays


In my house we are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day! Since my daughter and I are big arts and crafts fans I plan a few crafty activities to go with every holiday. I decide it would be fun to “grow” a rainbow. Keira and I planted the “seed” before she went to school and when she came back the rainbow had grown. She was really so excited to see that her rainbow had grown. A few times we have tried to grow little flowers and plants in pots but never successfully. I always forget to water the plants and Keira expects them to grow in a day. I can’t even keep a cactus alive, I know its pathetic. I love flowers but I can’t be trusted with them. So I will stick to “growing” rainbows and fake plants.

To grow a rainbow you need an itty bitty small flower pot, pipe cleaners in a variety of colors, a green M&M or any green candy for the seed, dirt or brown sugar for dirt and white tissue paper(optional).

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First you plant the seed :).

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Take the pipe cleaners, line them up, twist one end together then bend them in an arch and twist the other end.

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Then you put the rainbow in your pot and I put a little white tissue paper in the bottom to stabilize it but it’s probably not necessary. There you go, you’ve grown a rainbow! This was beyond easy and Keira loves her rainbow. You can have it grow overnight or even during nap time. It’s an easy way to get the little ones excited for St. Patrick’s Day. This week my blog is all about St. Patrick’s Day so come back and join me for some festive fun! Wednesday I will have a recipe for Irish mommy juice 😉 and Thursday we are throwing a miniature party for a tiny leprechaun. It’s about to get real Irish up in here!

Grow A Rainbow Kids Craft


About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!


14 Comments on Grow a Rainbow

  1. Cathy
    March 10, 2015 at 2:50 am (4 years ago)

    Love this! Super fun and creative! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! So glad that you came!

  2. Kim
    March 10, 2015 at 3:26 am (4 years ago)

    This is clever! We plant a garden every year and the kids lose patience waiting for things to grow. There is Curios George cartoon they like where George plants a garden and comes out the next day thinking there will be vegetables. Have a good week!

    • Valerie
      March 10, 2015 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks! I know kids expect things to grow overnight but gardening is always fun! You have a great week as well.

  3. Erica
    March 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm (4 years ago)

    What a cute idea! Love it 🙂

    • Valerie
      March 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm (4 years ago)


  4. All that's Jas
    March 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm (4 years ago)

    So fun and cute! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things. Can’t wait to see what you’ll share next week!

    • Valerie
      March 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm (4 years ago)


  5. Sandy
    March 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Love these St. Patti Day ideas!

    • Valerie
      March 13, 2015 at 5:59 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, we are having too much fun!

  6. Sinziana
    March 13, 2015 at 7:26 pm (4 years ago)

    This is so cut! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your work at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party!

    • Valerie
      March 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm (4 years ago)


  7. Jann Olson
    March 17, 2015 at 5:15 am (4 years ago)

    Such a cute idea. I love how it grew when she was away at school! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • Valerie
      March 17, 2015 at 5:49 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Jann!


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