Cute Rainbow Drawing for Kids: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide!

Written By Yash| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 16th May, 2024

Rainbows seem magical, don’t they? They don’t just display colors, they also display joy wherever they appear. Imagine this: after a rainy day, you step outside to find a rainbow adding across the sky like an amazing bridge. It’s as if nature is saying, “Hey, tough times come and go, but beauty is always just around the corner.” Drawing a rainbow is like catching that enchantment on paper, and it’s great fun, especially for kids!

We can all agree that drawing class was one of the best parts of school, right? Back then, drawing wasn’t seen as a serious career option and wasn’t given much importance in schools. But things have changed. Nowadays, whether it’s a top school or not, every school values activities like drawing because it’s considered a career choice.

We understand that many of you may not have drawn in years, and it can be tough to help your child now. But don’t worry, we’re here to assist you. So, let’s get started! Grab your pencils and join me on this colorful journey. 

We even have a worksheet to help you practice. Get ready to create some amazing rainbow art!

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Cute Rainbow Drawing for Kids
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Rainbow
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw a Rainbow
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Cute Rainbow

Step 1: Draw a Cloud for the Rainbow

Draw a fluffy cloud at the bottom of your paper using curved lines. Make it as big as you want your rainbow to be. Clouds are soft and puffy, like giant cotton balls in the sky.

Step 2: Draw Another Cloud for the Rainbow

Now, draw another fluffy cloud next to the first one, but make it slightly far. Use the same curved lines to create its fluffy shape. These two clouds will hold up our rainbow together!

Step 3: Draw Four Lines for the Rainbow

Draw big four-curved lines starting from behind the first cloud, then gently curve it down towards the second cloud. These lines will be the outlines of our rainbow.

Step 4: Draw other Lines for the Rainbow

Draw three more curved lines. Add three more curved lines in between the previously drawn lines. These new lines will represent the colors that fall between the ones we have previously drawn.

Step 5: Adding Details and Outlines in Rainbow

To create a fluffy texture, draw dashed outlines inside each cloud. To add more detail, draw small circles inside the clouds, like two for the cloud’s eyes and one circle for the mouth. The mouth will look like the cloud is saying “Oh”. 

For the second cloud you can change the eyes by making them look like a V but with a soft curve and facing in opposite directions. 

To better define your rainbow’s arcs, outline them with a dashed line and small circles as shown in the picture. Extend short dashed lines from the top arc to represent rays or sparkles.

Final Touches

Grab some crayons or colored pencils. Start at the top of the rainbow with red. Then move on to orange, followed by yellow, green, blue, and purple for the final arc. Remember to color inside the lines to keep your drawing neat. 

Tips and Tricks to Draw a Rainbow

  • Begin by sketching the outline of your rainbow using a big curved line. It’s like drawing a big smile across your paper!
  • Draw fluffy clouds with soft, curved lines. Imagine them as big, fluffy pillows floating in the sky!
  • Follow the order of the rainbow colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. It’s like painting a colorful arc across the sky!
  • Give your clouds cute faces with smiling mouths and happy eyes. They’ll look even more friendly and inviting!
  • Use darker shades to outline each color of the rainbow. This will make your drawing pop and look even more vibrant!
  • Take your time and enjoy the process. Drawing is like taking a colorful journey, so savor every moment!


Creating your very own rainbow drawing is an exciting journey filled with colors and creativity! By following the easy step-by-step guide, you’ve learned how to draw a cheerful rainbow that brightens any day. Remember to start with simple shapes and add details slowly, just like the building blocks of a colorful masterpiece. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors and shading to make your rainbow uniquely yours. And most importantly, have fun throughout the process!

Practice using the provided worksheet to enhance your skills and keep enjoying the wonderful world of drawing. Let your imagination soar as you create beautiful rainbows on paper!

Cute Rainbow Drawing Worksheet

Varsha & Adi

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