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Rainbow Shaker Wand Kids Craft for St. Patrick’s Day

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Are you searching for fun paper towel tube crafts for kids? Our DIY Whimsical Rainbow Shaker wand is easy to make at home or in the classroom for St. Patrick’s Day.

Are you searching for fun paper towel tube crafts for kids? Our DIY Whimsical Rainbow Shaker wand is easy to make at home or in the classroom.

There are so many whimsical kids craft ideas out there – what kid doesn’t love rainbows and pots of gold? I know both of my daughters have always loved them.

I personally don’t know a single family that isn’t rolling in toilet paper and paper towel tubes. The great thing is there are so many uses for empty toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes! This craft uses paper towel tubes, so if you have those on hand, you’re in luck.

This fun kids craft is easy to make, but you’ll need to gather a couple supplies you may not have on hand (like bells). You probably already have most of the supplies though!

You can make these Rainbow Shaker wands at home with your kids, or take the idea to your child’s teacher to make in the classroom. No matter where kids craft them, they love them!

I hope you enjoy making this fun kids craft on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year as much as we did! If you’re looking for some meal ideas to make to go along with this craft, try our Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie.

Two rainbow shakers on a blue table

Whimsical Rainbow Shaker Wand Kids Craft

This DIY Whimsical Rainbow Shaker wand is fun and easy to make at home or in the classroom. Use as many paper towel rolls as you need per kids craft.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Drying Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Rainbow Shaker

Instructions

  • Cut squares of foil large enough to wrap around the end of the paper towel tube. You want to make the foil about 3-4 layers thick. Glue the foil in place and then secure it by wrapping masking tape around the end of the tube.
    Toilet paper tube closed at one end with foil and tape
  • Add 2-3 spoonfuls of rice.
    Rice being added to the toilet paper tube that is sealed at one end with foil and tape
  • Repeat the steps 1 and 2 to seal the other end of the tube.
    Toilet paper tube filled with rice and sealed at both ends with foil and tape
  • Cut a piece of black glitter foam long enough to wrap around the end of the tube. Glue the black glitter foam in place. Then, cut a circle large enough to cover the end of the tube and glue in place.
    Black foam glued over end of toilet paper tube
  • Use a paintbrush to paint a rainbow pattern towards the other end of the tube.
    Rainbow colors painted onto a cardboard tube
  • Once the paint is dry completely, glue cotton balls onto the end of the tube. Rip them apart a bit so that they aren’t so poofy.
    Pieces of cotton balls glued into the end of a toilet paper tube painted in a rainbow pattern.
  • Add some glue above the black glitter foam all the way around the tube. Sprinkle gold glitter onto the glue and allow the glue to dry completely (chunky glitter looks a lot like gold coins).
    Gold glitter glued onto rainbow shaker wands.
  • String gold bells onto a gold pipe cleaner. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the tube and glue in place towards the top of the black glitter foam piece.
    Bells glued onto ends of rainbow shaker wands
  • Your Rainbow Shaker Wand is complete. Go have some fun!
    Two homemade rainbow shaker wands on a blue table

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