7 Rainbow-Themed Pride Month Crafts Ideas for Kids of All Ages

It's never too early to start teaching your kids about the wonderful and diverse LGBTQ+ community. And, Pride month is the perfect time to do it!

Celebrating Pride is something that can start at home and crafting together is an enjoyable and educational way for your kids to learn and have some fun.

The rainbow has been an emblem for the LGBTQ+ community, ever since artist Gilbert Baker created the LGBTQ+ flag in the 1970s. The range of colors is said to stand for diversity; each color represents a different element of the community.

Rainbow-themed arts and crafts are a wonderful way to celebrate diversity and Pride with your kids. Below, is a collection of crafts for all ages, to help you and your family participate in Pride m

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What is Pride?

Pride month pays homage to The Stonewall Riots that occurred on June 28, 1969, at The Stonewall Inn, a bar located in New York City’s Greenwich Village that served as a haven for the city’s gay, lesbian and transgender community.


For years, the riots were remembered on the last Sunday of each June. Over time, the single-day commemoration transformed into a month-long celebration.

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DIY Rainbow Pride Wands

Rainbow wand DIY craft

tamaracamerablog.com

These adorable rainbow wands are likely best made by kids ages 4 and up (with assistance). They are filled with sparkle (which is worth the glitter aftermath) and all the colors of the Pride Flag.

The wands are kept sturdy with wooden dowels, so once the glue has dried your kids can spread their rainbow joy all around the house, out the front door, and throughout the neighborhood.

Try it: For step-by-step instructions, head over to Tamara Camera Blog

Materials Needed

  • Craft paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter in rainbow colors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Ribbons in rainbow colors
  • Thick white card stock or cardboard
  • White paper
  • Wooden dowels (12-inch)
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Paper Heart Rainbow

heart shaped paper rainbow craft

notimeforflashcards.com

This is simple, heart-filled craft kids can make to show support for everyone's right to love who they love! It is an ideal craft for kids ages 3 and up (with assistance).

This specific rainbow does require a heart-shaped hole punch. But, if you aren't set on purchasing one, you can always cut out little hearts or circles or even just rip pieces of paper for a more rustic-looking rainbow.

Try it: Head over to No Time for Flashcards for more photos and discussion about the educational components of this craft.

Materials Needed

  • Colorful paper
  • Glue
  • Heart Hole Punch
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
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Mini Rainbow Pinatas

toilet paper roll rainbow pinata craft

madewithhappy.com

These incredible-looking little pinatas are celebratory and rainbow-colored, making them perfect for Pride month. The craft itself is great for kids age 4 and up (with assistance).

These cute creations can even be used to hold rainbow candies! So, whether you're celebrating Pride month at home or dropping off treats for friends, these little pinatas are a creative way to package your sweets.

Try it: Head over to Made with Happy for step-by-step instructions with photos and an instructional video.

Materials Needed


  • Rainbow-colored festooning
  • Ribbon 
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tissue paper
  • Toilet paper rolls
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Rainbow Leaf Prints

rainbow painted leaf craft

gracegigglesandnaptime.com

Celebrate the endless beauty of nature and the great diversity of the LGBTQ+ community with these colorful, leaf-print creations. This activity is likely most suited to kids ages 3 and up (with assistance).

This craft is special, as it involves a walk outside together to find the perfect leaves. It could also be an ideal time to chat about all the different kinds of loving relationships there are in the world.

Then, head back home, get out the rainbow paints, and create some beautiful art together.

Try it: For more detail on how to create these amazing, rainbow leaves, check out Grace Giggles and Naptime.

Materials Needed

  • Cardstock
  • Leaves
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
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Colorful Pride Rocks

painted and temporary tattoo rock craft for PRIDE

carlaschauer.com

Collect some rocks and get creative with paints and temporary tattoos. This craft is suited to kids ages 4 and up (with assistance).

Not only can you and your kids create some beautiful rocks in support of Pride month, but you can also spread love, acceptance, and positivity. Once you have completed your rocks, share them by placing them all around the neighborhood and out in the community.

Try it: For more details on how to make amazing, Pride rocks head over to Carla Schauer's online studio.

Materials Needed

  • Pre-made temporary tattoos
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic Sealer Spray (gloss, satin, or matte)
  • Damp cloth or paper towel
  • Paintbrushes
  • Smooth stones
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DIY Pride Flags

DIY Pride Flag

thinkmakeshareblog.com

This craft involves rainbow-colored felts, fabrics, yarns, and hot glue. The goal is to create uniquely designed rainbow flags to help celebrate Pride month.

Hot glue simplifies these flag designs by enabling artists of all ages to quickly create. But the use of hot glue does mean this activity needs to be well-supervised.

Head over to Hallmark's Think. Make. Share. Blog to see all the different flag designs and for more tips on how to create your own colorful masterpiece.

Materials Needed

  • Fabric for your flag or banner
  • Felt
  • Scissors and/or craft knife
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Wooden dowel a little longer (or wider) than your fabric
  • String


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Shaving Cream Rainbow Art

shaving cream rainbow art PRIDE

hellowonderful.co

What kid doesn't love messing around with things that are squishy and colorful? The combination of washable paints and foamy shaving cream makes this activity both tactile and visual.

It's suitable for kids ages 3 and up or even younger (with lots of support and a bath at the ready). The end result is a collection of individual rainbow creations that your kids can display in the front window or give to friends and family members.

Try it: Check out Hello, Wonderful for more details, including photos, on how to create your own rainbow designs.

Materials Needed


  • Paint in rainbow colors (washable paints are best for younger kids)
  • Shallow pan (a 9″ x 13″ baking pan works)
  • Scraper (for spreading the foam)
  • Shaving cream (foamy)
  • Watercolor Paper
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  1. CBC Radio. CBC. Pride flag creator Gilbert Baker on the rainbow’s real meaning. Reviewed 2016

  2. About | lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer pride month | library of congress. (n.d.). [Web page]. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved June 4, 2021, from https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/