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DIY: Make a rainbow to send to your sponsored child

  • May 16, 2021
Kelsey Campbell
Kelsey Campbell

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We all need a little encouragement now and then.

Your sponsored child is no different. Send a little love your child’s way by writing a letter or making this pop-up rainbow card from It will be a powerful reminder that after every storm in our lives, God always sends us a rainbow to show we’re never forgotten.

After a year full of challenges and storms, your child is sure to appreciate getting this card in the mail from you. It will definitely brighten up any gray day. And it’s so simple to make that even your kids and grandkids can get in on the fun and help make it.

See the instructions below to get started.


What you’ll need

• Blue and white construction paper

• Crayons, markers, or colored pencils

• Glue

• Scissors


Step 1: Cut one sheet of the white paper horizontally about one-third of the way down the page. This will leave you with a thinner strip to use for your rainbow and a thicker strip to save for your clouds.

Step 2: Color your thinner strip of paper the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Of course, you can make your rainbow with any colors in any order. Just be sure to make it bright and colorful!

Step 3: Fold your rainbow accordion-style, flipping your paper over each time before you make another fold.

Step 4: Now it’s time to make your clouds.Use your leftover white paper to cut out two cloud shapes. Add some smiley faces to give them character. Or you can get even more creative and try to make one look like you and the other look like your sponsored child.

Step 5: Fold your blue paper in half to make a card. On the inside, you’ll glue your clouds near the bottom. On the inner crease, glue down each side of the rainbow to form a fan. The rainbow should expand when you open the card and close when you shut it.

Step 6: Once everything is glued down, be sure to write a note of encouragement on the inside or the outside of the card.

Then mail your card to the address below:

[Sponsored Child’s name and Child ID #]
c/o World Help Child Sponsorship Program
P.O. Box 501
Forest, VA 24551

Note that normal mail delivery has resumed in most countries, but some countries are still experiencing a delay because of travel restrictions. We’ll make sure, though, that no matter where your sponsored child lives, he or she will receive your card as soon as possible.

Your sponsored child will be so excited to hear from you! So be sure to get creative, get the whole family involved, and show your sponsored child you’re thinking of him.

And if you’re not a sponsor but you’d like to learn more about how you can become one and help a child in need, click the button below.

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