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Who Needs a Rainbow in a Can?

What is more cheery than a rainbow? I don’t think much. So how about making someone’s day by giving them a rainbow in a can! It’s sure to be a smile on a cloudy day.

Rainbow in a Can makeandtakes.com

Supplies for Rainbow in a Can:

  • recycled can – any size
  • colored paper
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors
  • stickers
  • 6 pipe cleaners in rainbow colors
  • cotton balls
  • gold coins – could be the chocolate kind

Rainbow Can Supplies

1. Cover your can with the colored paper. Cut it to fit around and add the tape to secure it.

2. Place stickers on the can to say “RAINBOW in a can”.

Stickers for Rainbow in a Can craft

3. Add your gold to the bottom of your can, as they have to find the gold at the end of the rainbow.

Gold Coins for Rainbow in a Can

4. Curve your pipe cleaners in a rainbow row and place them inside your can.

Pipe Cleaners for Rainbow in a Can makeandtakes.com

5. Top it all off with some cotton ball clouds.

Clouds for Rainbow in a Can

Now your rainbow is ready to cheer someone up, perfect for spring!


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