Rainbow Cutting and Pasting Activity

This rainbow cutting and pasting activity is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. You can practice colors with them while working on their cutting skills. In addition, this will help work on their eye-hand coordination and fine motor development at the same time.

If the kids aren’t quite ready for scissors or you want to work on other fine motor skills, you can have the kids tear the paper instead of cutting. If you want to incorporate painting, have the kids paint the colors on plain white paper and then cut that up instead of using construction paper.

rainbow cutting and pasting activity

Rainbow Cutting and Pasting Activity

Supplies needed: 

  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple construction paper 
  • Kid scissors 
  • Glue stick
  • White card stock 
  • Permanent marker 


Draw out a rainbow with clouds on the white card stock. 

Have your child cut up small squares of each of the colored paper. 

Kids can use the glue stick to glue on each of the colored squares onto the rainbow. 


  • Add cotton balls glued on the clouds to add some texture and a sensory activity.
  • If you don’t want to draw a rainbow freehand, here is a rainbow template.
  • Add one piece of colored paper to each section to turn this into a color matching activity as well.

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