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Popsicle Stick Rainbow and Felt Cloud Craft

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Transform popsicle craft sticks and felt into a magical rainbow craft. This popsicle stick rainbow and cloud project is a fun spring craft for kids and adults to make. 

Use it to create bright, colorful wall decorations or as a classroom art center. I’m also including tips on how to modify this for an easy preschool activity. 

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Stuffed cloud with smiley face and rainbow colored popsicle sticks coming out the bottom is hanging up.

Popsicle Stick Rainbow Craft With Felt Cloud

I love how cute and colorful this project is when completed. The colored popsicle sticks are so vibrant and the smiling cloud is adorable.

This rainbow craft is a great addition to spring or weather themed activities or even for a rainbow birthday party. You can hang these on walls or doors for decoration.

Hand holding up completed rainbow popsicle stick craft.

The felt cloud makes a great beginner sewing project for kids, especially older children.

If you are planning to create this popsicle stick rainbow with preschool or kindergarten children, check out our no sew variations included in the directions below.

Rainbow and Cloud Craft Supplies:

A bag of poly-fil, colored popsicle sticks, googly eyes, felt, scissors, and glue gun.

How to Make a Hanging Popsicle Stick Rainbow With Felt Cloud:

Arrange one set of six colored popsicle sticks in rainbow order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Alternatively, you may have the kids color plain craft sticks with markers or paint them.

Popsicle sticks arranged in rainbow color order next to glue gun.

Stagger the sticks so they create a chevron pattern. Glue a piece of paper to the craft sticks, then attach the second set of rainbow craft sticks on top.

Download the Cloud Pattern PDF, print and cut it out. Use it to trace the cloud shape onto white felt twice and cut those out with scissors.  

Clouds drawn on white felt and cut out.

TIP:  Cut out the cloud from inside of the lines, so you have a clean finished project without marks on the edges.

Using blue thread for running stitch around felt cloud.

Line up the two white felt cloud shapes and use blue embroidery floss to sew them together using a running stitch.  Do not sew them together all the way around.

Leave an opening wide enough to fit the rainbow craft sticks into the bottom, but continue the running stitch on the top layer of felt for decoration.

Stuff the cloud with the polyester pillow stuffing. If you do not have any on hand, you may stuff it with cotton balls.

Now insert the popsicle stick rainbow into the cloud and glue the cloud to the craft sticks. 

Gluing stuffed felt cloud to rainbow craft sticks.

Trace the cheek shapes onto pink felt twice and cut out with scissors.  Using the guide on the pattern sheet or the photos in this post, attach the cheeks and googly eyes to the cloud.  

Carefully draw a half circle spanning from cheek to cheek with the permanent black marker to create a cute smile.

Close up of stuffed felt cloud with googly eyes, pink cheeks, and hand drawn smile.

To hang it, cut a ten-inch length of bakers twine. Knot the twine at each end and secure to the back of the cloud with a glue gun.

Hot gluing twine to back of cloud rainbow project.

Once it’s complete dry and the glue has set, it’s ready to hang!

Completed cloud and rainbow craft decoration laying next to scissors, twine, and glue gun.

No Sew Variation:

There are a couple options to modify this craft project that won’t require sewing the felt cloud. One option is to use fabric glue with or without stuffing the cloud.

You may also cut the cloud pieces out of craft foam or cardstock and then glue those to the rainbow popsicle sticks. 

More Rainbow Activities for Kids:

More Popsicle Stick Crafts:

Stuffed cloud with smiley face and rainbow colored popsicle sticks coming out the bottom is hanging up.

Felt Cloud and Popsicle Stick Rainbow Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cloud and rainbow popsicle stick craft for a fun and easy spring craft. It's a great family project!

Materials

  • Rainbow Colored Craft Sticks, two of each color – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple (can also use plain craft sticks painted or colored with markers)
  • Googly eyes
  • White and Pink Craft Felt
  • Polyester Pillow Stuffing (or in a pinch, cotton balls)
  • Light Blue Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Black and White Bakers Twine
  • Pencil
  • Permanent Black Marker
  • Glue (glue gun or tacky craft glue recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Small Scrap of Paper
  • Cloud PATTERN PDF

Instructions

  1. Arrange one set of six colored popsicle sticks in rainbow order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Alternatively, you may have the kids color plain craft sticks with markers or paint them.
  2. Stagger the sticks so they create a chevron pattern. Glue a piece of paper to the craft sticks, then attach the second set of rainbow craft sticks on top.
  3. Download the Cloud Pattern PDF, print and cut it out. Use it to trace the cloud shape onto white felt twice and cut those out with scissors.  
  4. TIP:  Cut out the cloud from inside of the lines, so you have a clean finished project without marks on the edges.
  5. Line up the two white felt cloud shapes and use blue embroidery floss to sew them together using a running stitch.  Do not sew them together all the way around. Leave an opening wide enough to fit the rainbow craft sticks into the bottom, but continue the running stitch on the top layer of felt for decoration.
  6. Stuff the cloud with the polyester pillow stuffing. If you do not have any on hand, you may stuff it with cotton balls.
  7. Now insert the popsicle stick rainbow into the cloud and glue the cloud to the craft sticks. 
  8. Trace the cheek shapes onto pink felt twice and cut out with scissors.  Using the guide on the pattern sheet or the photos in this post, attach the cheeks and googly eyes to the cloud.  
  9. Carefully draw a half circle spanning from cheek to cheek with the permanent black marker to create a cute smile.
  10. To hang it, cut a ten-inch length of bakers twine. Knot the twine at each end and secure to the back of the cloud with a glue gun.

No Sew Variation:

There are a couple options to modify this craft project that won’t require sewing the felt cloud. One option is to use fabric glue with or without stuffing the cloud.

You may also cut the cloud pieces out of craft foam or cardstock and then glue those to the rainbow popsicle sticks. 

Did you make this project?

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Finished popsicle stick rainbow with felt cloud decoration.

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