Cute Rainbow Greeting Card, Step by Step with Pictures

Help your kids send a smile with this cheerful rainbow card-making activity for kindergarten aged kids and up. A great introduction to step-by-step card-making for beginners, this tutorial includes easy-to-follow instructions with pictures and a handy clickable shopping list for mom or dad.

Perfect for creating thank you cards, thinking of you cards or friendship cards. Younger kids can practice fine motor skills making cards for Grandma and Grandpa. Older kids will love making handmade greeting cards to send to friends.

cute rainbow greeting card made with avery greeting cards color coding dotes and cotton balls shown on a light wooden table

Rainbow greeting card material list

  • 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" half-fold blank greeting cards (3378)
  • Assorted color-coding stickers:
    • 3/4" primary colors (5472)
    • 3/4" neon colors (5474)
    • 1/4" primary colors (5795)
  • Cotton balls
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Markers, crayons or colored pencils
  • Glue stick
step one and two to making a rainbow card showing tracing the rainbow arcs with pencil on blank avery greeting cards and then starting the blue rainbow row with avery color coding stickers

Step 1: Create a guide for the rainbow on your greeting card

Layout a blank half-fold greeting card, front side up in a horizontal position (so that it opens upward). In pencil, lightly trace a small arc near the bottom middle of the front of your greeting card. 

Step 2: Fill in the rows on your rainbow greeting card

Start with 3/4" blue color-coding stickers to fill in the first row of your rainbow. Place them on your greeting card along the first traced line. Continue in backwards rainbow order filling in green, yellow, orange then red.

showing the final step of how to make a rainbow greeting card using color coding labels and cotton balls on a blank avery greeting card

Step 3: Add 3D fluffy clouds to your greeting card

Use your glue stick to add cotton balls to the ends of your rainbow. Place the cotton balls as close together as you can so that it looks like a cloud.

Step 4: Write a message in your greeting card to finish

Use markers, crayons or colored pencils to write a message to a friend or family member inside your greeting card. Add drawings or any other decorations that you think will make them smile!

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