With the rainbow wreath we are joining the #letsallbewell rainbow action. The idea is to show kids that quarantine is not only fear and bad news but also joyful and creative spending time with family. In many countries, kids decorate windows with paper and painted rainbows, activating their imagination and creativity.
Supplies for rainbow wreath
- Yarn in rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple
- White yarn for clouds
- Pom pom maker
- Styrofoam wreath
- Hot glue
How to make rainbow wreath?
The first step is to cut the polystyrene base wreath into two parts. Then measure the selected part and divide it into 7 equal sections, because the rainbow has 7 colors. My wreath has 47cm, so each color should cover 6.7cm.
Now start winding the yarn, making sure that there are no gaps on the outside. The yarn on the inside should be squeezed gently to avoid breaks outside.
Change the color of the yarn when you fill out the first segment You can pin the yarn or tie 2 colors together.
Continue until the entire base is filled. The order of colors in the rainbow is: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple.
The last elements of the rainbow wreath are white pom poms imitating clouds. Here you will find instructions on how to make pom poms. Preschoolers and older children can make pom poms themselves, my six-year-old bravely wound the yarn on the pom pom maker.
Glue the pompoms to the edges of the rainbow with hot glue.
Now we hang the rainbow wreath in the window and we are getting bored during the quarantine.
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