With the beginning of spring comes sunny days, blooming flowers and baby animals. It is one of my favorite times of the year and it inspired me to get crafty and make this easy rainbow craft to share with you all today. My husband has a bucket in the garage where he tosses his bottle caps so bottle cap crafts are easy for me to get supplies for! Since we are heading into Earth Day, I loved the idea of an upcycled craft that was not only pretty but functional as well. We all need more refrigerator magnets, right? If you are looking for an spring craft idea to share with your kids, this easy rainbow craft should be a big hit! I am including a few affiliate links to the supplies I used in this craft if you are inspired to shop!
Easy Rainbow Craft: Bottle Cap Rainbow Magnets
Rainbow Magnet Supplies:
- Bottle caps
- small round magnets
- white acrylic paint (optional)
- paint brush (optional)
- small cotton balls
- ribbon in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- hot glue gun
How to Make These Bottle Cap Magnets
Place your bottle caps on a piece of newspaper and paint them white. You can skip this step, although you may see the edge of the magnet in the finished craft.
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Once the bottle cap is dry, flip over and hot glue the small magnet inside the cap.
Cut your ribbon to the desired length. About the length of your index finger (a few inches long) is about right.
Hot glue the ribbon in the correct order to the top of the bottle cap. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. You can use the scissors to cut the edges at an angle to make it more decorative if you want.
Once the glue is dry on the ribbon, glue the cotton ball onto the top of the bottle cap. Your easy rainbow craft is now finished and can be placed on your refrigerator or any magnetic surface! Have you ever tried any bottle cap crafts?
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.