Beaded Rainbow


We had lots of fun making this beaded rainbow. We all pitched in on each individual color and took our time. Putting the beads on the pipe cleaners is great for fine motor development!

Here’s what you’ll need:  Pipe cleaners (aka fuzzy sticks), pony beads (we got ours for free from, and some yellow playdough (for the pots of gold)!



 1. Gather your pipe cleaners and twist one of the ends together.


2. Trim the pipe cleaners at an angle (you could really probably skip this step…it didn’t make a whole lot of difference).


 3. Let your child get started adding the beads to each pipe cleaner.



 4. Leave the last inch to inch and a half empty.


5. Twist the remaining ends together as well.


 6. Add the yellow playdough to make the pots of gold.





There’s nothing like a rainbow to add a little color to your life!



  1. Hello,

    I was perusing the web, looking for great st. pattys day activities to share with the pediatric therapy professionals we serve, and found your beaded rainbow. Sooo cute! I was wondering if I could have permission to feature the photo on our Instagram feed.


    As you may know, I am unable to create a clickable link to your post through Instagram but I would obviously credit your blog and put a link to the specific page the post came from along with suggestion that they visit that page on your blog for directions and more pictures in the description if that works…

    Here is the post that has the image I would love to share

    Thanks so much in advance!

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