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Sun Craft for Kids! (with free sunbeam cutouts)

Check out this bold and bright Sun Craft for Kids! Practice your cutting skills by cutting paper and tissue. Discover different textures and have fun painting with yellow paint. This sun craft acts as a suncatcher and can be hung up outside or in a window. This craft is perfect for the spring or summer! Check out the free sunbeam cutouts below!

Sun Craft for Kids!
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Materials Needed:

paper plate/yellow paint/scissors/glue

orange and yellow tissue paper/glitter

cardstock paper/clear contact paper

free sunbeam cutouts (print below)

Paper Plate Sun Craft!

Step 1: Gather your materials! This craft is scissor heavy and there is a lot of cutting. Edit the craft depending on the age of your little ones. You can also have the pieces pre-cut so your little ones can focus on assembly. Cut out the sunbeams (onto cardstock paper), cut the tissue paper into small squares, and cut out the inner circle of your paper plate. Paint your paper plate yellow! Remember, if you don’t want to use yellow paint, watercolors work great too!

Sun Craft for Kids! Materials
Sun Craft for Kids! Tissue Paper
Sun Craft for Kids! Yellow Paint

Step 2: Use a glue stick to paste all of the sunbeams to the back of the plate. Count all 8! Use scissors to cut out a circle from the clear contact paper and stick it to the back of the paper plate. Now, you’re ready to decorate!

paper plate and sunbeam cutouts
sunshine with 8 sunbeams
contact paper and sunshine

Step 3: Stick your yellow and orange tissue paper to the contact paper. Be sure to add some glitter for an extra touch of sparkle. Add whatever extra flourishes you like!

glitter and tissue paper in sunshine
glitter and tissue paper

Summer Sun Activity!

Be sure to hang your sun craft in the window! Let the light shine through the tissue paper to bring some beautiful light into the room! Use a hold punch and yellow pipe cleaner for easy hanging.

Sun Craft for Kids!

Sun Books for Preschool

Check out some awesome sunshine books for preschool! Before you start your craft, use these books as a starting point for talking about why we love the sun! Reading with your little ones is a great way to build vocabulary, build a social connection, and discover potential interests! Read “I Like the Sun”, “Sun!, One in a Billion”, and “This is the Sun”.

"I Like the Sun"
"Sun!"
"This is the Sun"

10 Simple Sun Facts for Preschool

1. All of the planets in the solar system move around the Sun!

2. It takes 8 minutes for the Sun’s light to reach the Earth.

3. Without the Sun there would be no life on Earth!

4. The Sun is over 4.5 billion years old.

5. The temperature of the Sun is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Scientists study the sun through special filtered telescopes.

7. The center of the Sun is called the “core”.

8. The Sun is one of the many stars in our universe.

9. The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

10. The Sun shines yellow in the sky.

Click below to print your Free Sun Craft Cutouts!


We hope you enjoyed this Sun Craft for Kids! Be sure to check out our entire library of Pre-K Crafts. Create your own Bee Craft for Kids for more fun with the color yellow!

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