DIY Rainbow Craft Apron for Kids

DIY rainbow apron made with purple, blue, green, yellow orange and red craft paints by using thumb prints to create a rainbow design on a white apron.

This DIY Rainbow Craft apron for kids is easy and fun to make.  It’s finger painting fun that’s put to great use.  After the rainbow apron dries, you can use the apron for more kitchen memories as you make recipes.

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DIY Rainbow Craft Apron for Kids

  Looking for a little kid fun activity?  Trying to keep everyone busy?  Want to be creative and productive?  

Grab the kids and the paints and get ready to finger paint in a whole new way!  This rainbow apron is fun to make, easy and when it’s done, it’s useful!  Check out the video…

What do you need?

1 white apron per child

Purple Paint

Blue Paint

Green Paint

Yellow Paint

Orange Paint

Red paint

White paint 

A paper plate or palette (preferably one per child)


Paper towel or rag 

  1.  I recommend you put down a covering on the table before you begin the project to protect your surface.  The paint can seep through the apron.
  2. Dip your thumb or finger into the purple paint and begin to create a rainbow arch starting with the smallest arch of the rainbow.
  3. Wash or rinse and dry that thumb or finger before dipping into the next color of paint.
  4. Just like the video add the rest of the colorful rainbow arches; blue, green, yellow, orange and red.  Don’t forget to wash between each color.
  5. You can let your rainbow dry before adding your clouds.  Or, you can do what I do, which is add the clouds right away.  I like pulling some of the colors of the rainbow down into the puffy clouds like the video demonstrates – the option is yours!
  6. Optional:  Add your name or words to the project like ‘Hope’,  ‘Joy’, etc.
  7. Let it dry completely before wearing.

Your DIY Rainbow Craft apron is great to use as a smock for crafts, a smock for gardening or an apron for recipe making!

Rainbow Arch: If you have an independent child that wants to do it all.  Or, a young child that needs help with the arches of a rainbow, simply use a medal compass with pencil to create the arches of the rainbow for them to follow.  You can even put one dot of each color at the start of an arch so they know what colors to use.  Or, let them go free spirit! It’s all good either way… 

The Paints:  The best paint is a fabric paint.  However, you can use other permanent paint options like an acrylic craft paint, it just makes the area on the apron of your finger printed rainbow a little stiffer.  Your apron will still be colorful, wonderful and useful!

Don’t Forget:  Don’t forget to put on a smock, an apron, an old t-shirt or play clothes before doing this project.  The paint will not come off of your clothes if it gets on them in the rainbow making process!

Now What? 

Grab your aprons and join me in making recipes at the Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club!  We have all kinds of delicious recipes!  Coming soon…I will be introducing a no-rise dough pizza making activity for kids that coordinates with both my kids cooking club and my book Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden.  Follow the links below to delicious kid fun finds!

Kids Cooking Club Link

Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden

Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden Link

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