Hello and happy St. Patrick’s Day!! How are you doing? I hope well. I actually forgot to wear green today and to remind my kids to wear green. Ooops! I hope they survive the day and don’t get too many pinches at school!
I thought I would share a fun little craft we did yesterday after school that would be fun to do today. We have a box of fruit loops that has been sitting in the cupboard for at least 6 months, probably closer to a year. My 4 year wanted to try them so my husband bought them and Tinian ate them a couple times, but hasn’t touched them since. I figured this would be a perfect way to use them up and not feel guilty about just throwing them away.
All you need is:
* Fruit Loops cereal
* cardstock or construction paper
* liquid Elmer’s glue
* Markers or crayons (these are optional, my kids used them to draw clouds and my 4 year old drew an interesting scene below his rainbow:) What can I say, he loves to draw!)
Our glue was kind of hard to squeeze out so I ended up doing the glue for the boys, but you can let them do their own thing. I tried explaining to them that the reason we were using fruit loops was so they can do all the colors of the rainbow, one for each row. Only my oldest decided to make his look like a real rainbow. That’s the beauty about things like this though, you just have to let go and let the kids do whatever they want. I am slowly learning to do that. It is VERY hard! lol
My Tini boy had fun putting his one row together.
Brynnan decided to make a cloud of fruit loops as well as a rainbow. I thought that was creative.
And my sweet Jonas boy who loves the color purple had to use purple cardstock and of course the first row he did was purple.
Of course, there was a lot of eating that went on during this little art project.
Even Tinian ate them. I think he ate A LOT more than he put on his paper!
Drawing his “pool” underneath the rainbow. Ha ha, he cracks me up.
Jonas drew a purple cloud under each end of his rainbow and he was very proud of his creation.
Tini and Brynnan finish up their rainbows.
Here are their finished rainbows! They’re now hanging on the fridge where they are so proud to show everyone who comes into the kitchen. I love it!! I am going to make it a goal to do one art project with them after school each week. I hope we can do more, but I know how life goes. Something will always come up.
Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you’re having a great St. Patty’s day! See you tomorrow!
1 thought on “Fruit Loop Rainbow Craft for Kids”
What a fun project! Was glad to read that your kids ate a lot, because when I first saw this I thought there was no way my kids would actually get anything done because they’d eat them all!
Isn’t it cute how proud they are?