Discover a delightful paper plate sun craft for kids of all ages! Engage their creativity with this easy and fun DIY project. Perfect for sunny days!
This paper plate sun craft is a fun project that will bring a bit of sunshine into our lives, quite literally! It's a fun, easy, and engaging craft that's suitable for kids of all ages. Whether it's a rainy day that needs some brightening up or a summer afternoon that calls for some creative engagement, this craft is a perfect fit.
Crafting not only improves creativity, but it also helps with the kid’s fine motor skills. From cutting and painting to pasting, there is so much that this simple yet wonderful activity offers. Plus, seeing their very own radiant sun art adorning the walls is sure to bring a big, sunny smile to their faces.
This project only needs a few basic craft supplies that you probably already have at home. It’s an easy peasy, cost-effective craft you can do with some scrap paper plates! Win! So, let's jump right in and add some rays of sunshine to our day with this paper plate sun craft!
Shine on Mr Sun!
The sun - our very own star that lights up our days. Isn't it a wonder that even though it's millions of miles away, it can warm our faces and brighten our lives? It's perfect for any craft project. Not only is a sun craft fun to make, but it's also a great opportunity to introduce young children to basic science concepts. It’s made of fire, keeps us warm, how far away is it, etc? The science lesson is done! Boom!
A sun craft is ideal for fun summer craft sessions, weather units in classrooms, or simply as a fun craft on a lazy afternoon. It's so cheerful and a great way to keep those little hands busy. Plus, with its bright yellow color and radiant sun rays, it’s a great addition to the art wall!
This cute piece of art engages kids and encourages them to observe, imagine, and create. What color is the sun? What’s its shape? What color would you make your own sun? Let’s do that!
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Simple Crafting for Kids
Crafts have got to be simple! If you’ve got a little kid you know this! It’s gotta be quick and easy and fit between all the dishes and cooking and cleaning and reading and… well you get the idea! With just a handful of supplies like a paper plate, yellow paint, black marker, and some black construction paper, they can create a delightful sun with a happy face! Yay!
Adding a smiley face and maybe even some rosy cheeks or googly eyes to the sun adds a lovely touch of character to it. Let your kids go with the crafting supplies just for a minute! You may be surprised by what they create.
Maybe they'd like to add a popsicle stick at the back of the paper plate to turn their craft into a sun puppet, or perhaps they want to use different shades of yellow for a more textured look. There's no right or wrong way to make art - that's the beauty of it!
Paper plate crafts are popular for a good reason. They're cost-effective and just the right size for little hands to manage. Once painted, the paper plate provides a large circle that's perfect as the sun's face. The edge of the plate can be used as the sun's rays, giving our sun a brilliant, glowing effect.
This adorable sun craft is a great way to welcome the summer season (June, July, and August). It's a perfect craft for younger children, but older kids can enjoy it too. And if you're teaching about the solar system, this craft is a wonderful way to introduce the sun, the star at the center of our solar system. A fun paper plate rocket craft is another fun one too!
Are you ready to bring a little sunshine into your kid’s day? Let's get those paper plates and paint colors out, and let's create some bright sun crafts!
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Sun Craft Supplies
- Paper plate
- Black construction paper
- Yellow paint
- Craft Glue
- Sunglass Template (optional - bottom of post)
How To Make Paper Plate Sun
Start by painting your paper plate with yellow paper.
Once the paint is dried, cut small triangles out of the edge of the plate.
Next, grab the black construction paper. Draw a simple sunglass shape and then cut it out. We have also provided a sunglass template at the bottom of the post if you prefer.
Next, glue the sunglasses to the upper portion of the center of the sun.
Grab a black marker and draw on small eyebrows and a sweet smile.
Viola, you have the cutest paper plate sun craft! A great addition to your summer crafts.
Other Fun Summer Coloring Pages
- Pineapple Coloring Page
- Summer Coloring Pages
- Beach Coloring Sheets
- Summer Drawing Challenge
- Flip Flop Coloring Page
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- Start by painting your paper plate with yellow paper.
- Once the paint is dried, cut small triangles out of the edge of the plate.
- Next, grab the black construction paper. Draw a simple sunglass shape and then cut it out. We have also provided a sunglass template at the bottom of the post if you prefer.
- Next, glue the sunglasses to the upper portion of the center of the sun.
- Grab a black marker and draw on small eyebrows and a sweet smile.
- Viola, you have the cutest paper plate sun craft! A great addition to your summer crafts.
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