Rainbow Paper Chain Mural

Follow the rainbow to this DIY decoration! Be inspired by ROYGBIV & brighten your day with a paper rainbow wall hanging.

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  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Rainbow Paper Chain Mural Colour Instructions
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Ruler
  • Wooden Dowel

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Download or print detailed Rainbow Paper Chain Mural Colour Instructions.
  • For added flair, cut slits in construction paper feathers.
  • For added security, use a hot glue gun to secure arrow elements to wooden dowel. Adult assistance required.


Step 1

Cut out 24 red, 28 orange, 20 yellow, 16 green, 28 blue, and 28 purple construction paper strips measuring approximately 6”H x 2”W.

Step 2

Add glue to end of red paper strip. Roll paper to create loop.

Step 3

Add glue to end of orange paper strip. Place orange strip through red loop and roll to create interconnected loops.

Step 4

Download or print Rainbow Paper Chain Mural Colour Instructions (see Supplies or CIY Staff Tips). Repeat step 3 for colour sequences outlined in instructions to complete paper chains.

Step 5

Sketch and cut out construction paper arrow points and feathers in various colours. Layer and glue to secure.

Step 6

Cover wooden dowel with paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 7

Line up paper chains side by side. Feed wooden dowel through top loops of each chain.

Step 8

Glue arrow points and feathers to ends of wooden dowel. Dry 15–30 minutes.

Step 9

Hang your creation to add a rainbow to any room!

  • Occasion:

    • Spring,

    • Décor & Accessories

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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