Toddler Activities: Tissue Paper Rainbow

I’m a work-at-home-mom (WAHM) and my toddler and I like to do lots of arts and crafts together. I’m always searching Pinterest for new (and easy) ideas, like this one. I go into toddler activities with one idea in mind, knowing that that idea will evolve and change as we sit down and actually start doing whatever we’re doing. Toddlers are totally unpredictable, so even sitting down and starting a project is quite the accomplishment in my opinion. When creating something with a toddler, what you end up with is always a fun surprise!

Here is the inspiration for today’s project: Rainbow Tissue Paper Collages for Kids.

Rainbow Tissue Paper Collages for Kids

Here is what it evolved into: Tissue Paper Rainbow Activity.

Tissue Paper Activities

As you can see, we ended up making a large rainbow instead of a rectangular collage. Let’s take a look at what you need to complete this easy toddler activity, then we’ll go over how to do it!


1.) Start by cutting up your tissue paper into small squares. Cut up piles of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. To keep the mess contained, instead of piles I separated my tissue paper squares into smalls bowls. One color per bowl.

2.) Next unroll your contact paper and sketch out (in pencil) the shape of a full rainbow, or half rainbow like we did, on your contact paper.

Toddler Activities

3.) Cut the shape out and then repeat step 2 to create the back side of the rainbow. If you’re only doing a half rainbow, be sure to face it and line it up properly so you’re able to stick both pieces together when you’re finishing up. Cut this piece out so it’s larger than the first. That way you can easily adhere you’re finished project to a window or wall.

4.) Peel the backing off of the first piece of contact paper and tape it, sticky side up, to a  hard surface that your little one can work on.

2 year old activities

5.) Stick the tissue paper squares onto the contact paper, creating one row of each color. Do this in the order you’d see the colors in an actual rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet (I know this isn’t 100% accurate, but I didn’t have indigo tissue paper).

Rainbow Project

6.) Gently lift your rainbow off of the hard surface and remove the tape. Now, stick the 2nd piece of contact paper onto the back of your rainbow, securing the tissue paper pieces in place.

7.) Hang your rainbow in a window to let the light shine through or add some color to a bare wall!

Tissue Paper Activities

That’s it! What do you think of this indoor toddler activity?

If you try this activity with your little one at home, please let me know how it goes!

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  1. November 12, 2018 / 12:29 am

    This is an interesting art activity and approach to teaching colors. Will try this with my toddler. Thanks for sharing.

    • Morgan Celeste
      November 12, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Thank you! Have fun!!

  2. June 11, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Cute, I love the Work at Home Mom WAHM title 🤗 It’s perfect! I have three part time jobs besides being a full time mom and youth pastor. ❤

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