Contact Paper Rainbow
Ages 3 and up, Sensory Friendly

In March, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well as the first day of Spring! During this month it snows less and rains more, and if the sun is out while it’s raining, the water in the air will cause the light from the sun to refract, or bend, and separate into a lot of different colors, which creates a rainbow. Look out while it’s raining this month and you could see a rainbow, one of them might even lead to a pot of gold!


  • Contact paper
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple construction paper (cut into squares)
  • A marker
  • Tape
  • A blank piece of paper


  1. Take a piece of contact paper and draw a rainbow outline on the non-sticky side.
  2. Carefully remove the back from the sticky side of the paper and tape the contact paper to a separate sheet of white paper (the sticky side should be facing you).
  3. Place the pieces of construction paper on the contact paper using the outline to separate where each color goes.

More Fun

 How do rainbows form? Find out here!