Crayola Rainbow's End

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by Crayola Design Team

Crayola Rainbow's End

Sitting inside on a rainy March day? Crayola Rainbow’s End is a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft to push those gloomy clouds away!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes: Model Magic that is fresh from the pack will stick to itself. Dried pieces can be glued together. Model Magic dries to the touch overnight and dries completely in 2 to 3 days. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Pot of Gold: Use a small ball of crumpled up aluminum foil for the base of your pot. Cover the ball with a thin layer of Black clay to help build up the pot shape. Roll out long rope pieces to add a top and bottom rim to the pot. Roll out many tiny balls of Yellow clay (save some Yellow for the Leprechaun and rainbow), flatten them and fill the pot. Decorate your pot with a little clover made of Green clay.
  • 3
    Leprechaun: Roll a large oval shape with Green clay to shape the torso. Stick it inside the center of the pot. Roll out 2 small, medium length pieces of Green clay for arms. Make two small triangular shapes from Green clay for a collar. In the center, place a small, flattened oval shape of White clay for the leprechaun’s shirt. Roll out tiny balls of Black clay buttons. Roll out two small balls from Bisque clay for hands. Flatten them slightly. Use a clay tool or plastic knife to create a thumb, also using Bisque clay. Add to the ends of the arms. Roll out a small ball of Bisque clay for the leprechaun’s head. Use a small ball for his nose and 2 small, flattened balls of White for the eyes. Add dots of Black clay for pupils. Pick a color and drape a piece under his nose for a beard and mustache and hair.
  • 4
    Hat: Make the brim by flattening a medium sized ball of Green clay and place it on his head. For the top part, make a thick cylinder shape and pinch the top outward and the bottom inward a little, also with Green clay. Place it on top of the brim. Roll out a long, flat skinny piece of Black clay to wrap around the base of the hat. Make 4 tiny pieces of Yellow clay to shape into a square for the buckle.
  • 5
    Rainbow: Make 2 large balls of White clay and use your finger or the end of a rounded tool and press it all over to make clouds. Roll out your colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple) for your rainbow into long spaghetti shapes. Form the outmost color (Red) into a U. Put the rest of the colors underneath, one by one. You can trim the ends with a plastic knife when you’re all finished to even them out. Then place your rainbow between the two clouds.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Red 104258465
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Orange 104258461
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Yellow 104258468
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Green 104258460 (2)
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Blue 104258463
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Purple 104543264
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Bisque 104258462
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. Black 104258459
  • Crayola Model Magic Clay 4 oz. White 104258467
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Toothpicks