DIY Saint Patrick's Day Rainbow Affirmation Book

Who says Thanksgiving is the only time to be thankful?  You can create this easy DIY Saint Patty’s Day affirmation book in a few easy steps.  I will also give options if you are working with younger kids.

STep 1:  Start out with a rainbow of colored paper. I used oragami paper for the size and texture. Feel free to use white decoration paper or cotton balls since we will be using them for the clouds.

STep 1:

Start out with a rainbow of colored paper. I used oragami paper for the size and texture. Feel free to use white decoration paper or cotton balls since we will be using them for the clouds.

 
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Step 2:

Choose which color you would like to be at the top of the rainbow. In my case, I chose purple. Cut out a square and fold it in half. Draw on one side the top and bottom arches for the rainbow and then cut.

 
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You should end up with a shape like this.

 
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Step 3:

Trace the shape we just cut out onto the next color. When cutting, make sure to cut between half an inch to an inch below. If you are working with younger children, try only doing 3-4 arches. In my case, I am doing 7 which is perfect for children over 9 years old.

 
Once you are done cutting all of the arches out, you should have something that looks like this.

Once you are done cutting all of the arches out, you should have something that looks like this.

 
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Step 4:

If your rainbow has more arches like mine, glue together the first few arches to have a solid 1 inch piece. In my case, I had to glue together the first 3 to reach an inch in height.

 
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Step 5:

Without gluing anything else, place the now glued arches on top of the rest. Draw a line down the side about half an inch away.

 
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Step 6:

Proceed to glue every arch along that line.

 
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Optional

Glue a strip of paper over the line and wrap it towards the back to give it a cleaner look.

 
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Step 7:

Attach the clouds on to both sides. Make sure the clouds are attached on to the first flap on the open side. In my case, the first flap is the first 3 arches I glued together.

 
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That’s it!

The affirmation book is ready to be written in and decorated!  Have the child write “Things I am Lucky For” and their name on the first flap and you are done!

 
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Special Thanks To Guest Blogger

Evelyn Moroyoqui from the BTFOK Team

 

 

Until next time...#bethefaceofkindness