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!
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!
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!
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 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”.
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.