If your putting on a rainbow theme party this is for you! This hardly cost me anything to make. It does require a little time and patience but its worth the outcome! Just remember the bigger the longer it takes. You can use this for a birthday or even for your little ones bedroom.
All you need is:
- Large cardboard box
- hot glue gun
- hot glue
- different color streamers
- paper mach paste
- white spray paint
You need to cut out the size of rainbow you desire. You need to add cardboard at the bottom as a base and hot glue and tape it together.
You then want to blow up some balloons and hot glue them in place. Try and blow them up in different sizes. When you get done it should look something like this.
I added a poster in the middle because it had a large crease in the middle and I didn’t want that to show.
Step 2: Paper Mache Time!
Now is the time to make your paper mache paste. I don’t have exact measurements. I just kind of eyeball it. You will need:
- Elmer’s glue
- lots of newspaper
Just from experience it is messy but to speed up the pace I just used my hands instead of a brush to apply the mache paste. I even applied it directly on the balloons and cardboard. When you get done it should look something like this. I did two.
Now you need to let it dry completely before the next step.
Step 3: Painting:
After it is completely dry take it outside and spray paint the whole thing white. You do not want to skip this party because if you do you will be able to see the newspaper.
Step 4: Add Your Streamers:
I got all of my streamers from Walmart. I used pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. START from the BOTTOM and then work your way up. Take a streamer cut it to its length and then cut the bottom so that it will bend nicely to the shape of the rainbow.
With each streamer you will ONLY want to glue the top half. Do this step until its completely covered on both sides.
Step 5: Add your cotton:
This is when you want to add your cotton. Just take some hot glue apply it to the balloons until its completely covered. like I said earlier that is why you need to spray paint it white. You don’t want to see the newspaper through your clouds.
So There It Is!
This is how it turned out! So with these easy 5 steps you can make one of your own. I added lights to mine as well and a unicorn I painted gold on top. What do you think? Make sure to leave a comment below! If you would like to see the unicorn party I did click on the link below and get more inspiring ideas for your party!