Rainbow Themed Recipes & Crafts for Parshat Noach

With this week being Parshat Noach, I wanted to share some fun (and of course frugal) rainbow ideas for cooking and crafting with your family.

Rainbow Recipes

Remember this beautiful rainbow cake last year, from the talented Melinda Strauss at Kitchen Tested? Here are her instructions for making this masterpiece.

If a full cake is a bit too labor intensive for you, you can always do cupcakes! Just dye your batter and drop it by the spoonful into cupcake tins. Top it with some fluffy white frosting and maybe some rainbow sprinkles, like this one from Family Fun.


 For a healthier rainbow themed dessert, let me recommend rainbow fruit kabobs. I made them for my son’s 7th birthday party over Simchat Torah (wish I could have taken a photo – this one is via Pinterest) and they were a HUGE hit with kids.

They couldn’t get enough! I used strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, green grapes, blueberries and red grapes – but you could also use cantaloupe, honey dew, and bananas! Really, any appropriately colored fruit would work.

Rainbow Crafts

This one is all over Pinterest – A Rainbow of Melted Crayons. I actually first saw it done in real life and went searching for a tutorial (here’s one from “Whatever”) because it was SO cool.

I’m certain that kids all ages would be enthralled with this one. Don’t forget to use your Michael’s coupons to buy that canvas for 40% off.


And finally, this Roll a Rainbow Game from Share & Remember looks like SO MUCH FUN for a lazy Shabbat afternoon. If you don’t want to use M&Ms because they are dairy, try pre-sorting some boxes of Dots or Mike ‘n Ikes. (Or, I suppose you could use cut-up fruit, but you might lose cool mom points.) I definitely recommend following her advice to laminate the game cards – or at least put them in a sheet protector.

Do you have any creative rainbow-themed recipes or crafts you bring out for Parshat Noach? Please share in the comments?


  1. This is one of our favorite parshiot for fun food projects. We’ve done 7 layer cookies, veggie rainbows, and lots of other fun things.

    I have a parsha ideas post, too, here: http://organizedjewishhome.com/2011/10/28/parshat-noach/ (One for everyone parsha actually – I just got them all completed!)

  2. http://pinterest.com/pin/2674080998665100/
    i found these on pinterest last year and have been waiting for parshas noach to make them!!

  3. You should check out the rainbow cake my friend Emily did for her husband’s birthday…I think it may be too labor-intensive for most. 😉 http://emilyweaverbrownphoto.com/blog/2010/07/my-life/happy-30th-myles/

  4. Love these ideas! We actually made some of them and some others. We melted rainbow perler beads ino a bowl and did a mini lesson on clouds and rain. Posted about them here:http://jewishhomeschoolnyc.blogspot.com/2012/10/parshat-noach-rain-and-rainbow-projects.html

    • Oooh – love. Your Rainbow Perler bead bowl is incredible! I’ve got a bunch of those beads I’d love to justify melting.

  5. Looks great, thanks for sharing! I could eat that cake now! 🙂

  6. Thanks Mara, and all commenters! These are all great ideas! Thanks for taking the time to share with us. I’m going to try the fruit kabobs.

  7. Just made the rainbow cake and from the outside it looks nice but just like a tall white iced cake (decorated with rainbow sprinkles and pink and purple flowers). I wish I could cut it now and see what it looks like but that would spoil it for Shabbos 🙁

    • I’m taking the rainbow cake to someone’s house for lunch.
      For my house I think I’m going to make my kids favorite “mabul” (marble) cake. And since we used to live in Massachusetts we think there’s nothing funny about pronouncing “marble” like “maahbul”.


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