DIY Craft: Rainbow Paper Heart Wreath
This simple DIY craft is perfect to do with the whole family and is easy to do with kids of all ages. We’re using the colors of the rainbow in honor of Pride Month, but you can do this craft with any colors you’d like (it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, too!). If you’d like to use this opportunity to talk about Pride Month and what each color symbolizes, you’ll find an explanation of the LGBTQ+ rainbow below the step-by-step instructions.
Step-by-Step Instructions to rainbow Paper Heart Craft
Dress up your front door or window with our DIY rainbow wreath activity! Rainbows make a cheerful statement and can help young kids learn about everything from basic colors to sunlight. Whether you’re a DIY pro or beginner, we’ve got the perfect craft using paper, scissors, and glue. Below, you’ll find step-by-step written instructions and visuals for the steps. Get the kids involved with cutting or gluing, depending on their age. And of course, have fun!
- Large plate
- Colored paper
STEP 1: Make the base
Lay a large plate onto the cardboard and draw around it. Then cut it out.
STEP 2: draw inner circle
Draw a circle inside your larger circle, using a smaller plate or a bowl.
STEP 3: Cut out inner circleCut out the smaller circle. You will now have a doughnut shape.
STEP 4: Create Paper Hearts
Next, make the paper hearts. Cut small heart shapes in a variety of sizes. Repeat for each color.
STEP 5: Glue your hearts
Place a dab of glue (or tape) on one end of a leaf, and glue it into the top stripe of your doughnut. Layer over the first hearts.
STEP 6: repeat until complete
Layer and glue the hearts until you’ve completed the circle.
STEP 7: Hang the wreath and celebrate
Glue a loop of string to the back of your paper wreath at the top. Let the glue dry before hanging.
STEP 8: celebrate!
Enjoy your paper craft by hanging it in the window, on your door, or anywhere you’d like.
What The Rainbow Colors Mean
While the colors of the rainbow Pride flag are already aesthetically beautiful, they have even more impact and meaning when the significance of each color is shared. The colors within the flag’s rainbow reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, as the flag is often used as a symbol of inclusion. Some newer flags include pink, white and light blue to represent specific identities. Brown and black shades have been added in newer flags to include people of color within the LGBTQ+ community. Each color on the original flag (and on newer variations) has its own meaning, intended to include all people within the LGBTQ+ community.
Red = Life
Orange = Healing
Yellow = Sunshine
Green = Nature
Turquoise = Magic/Art
Indigo = Serenity/Harmony
Violet = Spirit