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9 Super Sunny Crafts To Make This Spring

Let the sun shine in! Do it! Seriously! Right now!

Margo Gothelf · 5 months ago

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Sun Craft Ideas

Celebrate the end of winter and the return of the sun with these super sunny craft projects. No matter which one you choose, they will instantly bring a little bit of sunshine to your day!

Paper Plate Sun and Rainbow Craft


Easy Peasy and Fun

If sunshine on your shoulder makes you happy, get ready to feel extremely cheerful because this craft includes both a sun and a rainbow! This easy-to-make sunshine craft is made using bright yellow paint and a colorful collection of streamers. This project is great for little ones who are learning to cut with scissors and want to practice those straight cuts. When you’ve completed this one, display it somewhere high or breezy so the streamers can float in the wind.

Squish Painted Sun Craft


123 Homeschool for Me

Dive into the detail and bring out the true colors of the sun using the squish painting technique. New to squish painting? Not to worry, it’s basically like mess-free fingerpainting. To nail the technique, squeeze different color paints on the paper and seal the whole thing in a plastic bag. Then get to work mushing the paint around until the paper is covered. It will create a one-of-a-kind design every single time. Give it a try for yourself and check out all of the details over on 123 Homeschool 4 Me

3D Yellow Sun Craft



Bring sunshine into any room with this 3D hanging sun. To make this sun shine, you'll need some construction paper, glue, scissors, and string. Don’t stop at just one sun either — double or even triple the paper cuttings to make multiple suns to hang up around the room. You can even adjust the size of the cuttings to be slightly bigger or smaller for multiple-sized suns. Get all of the details over on Twitchetts

Pasta Sunshine Craft


Easy Peasy and Fun

Need to get rid of some extra pasta? Just want to create a fun project with unusual materials? No matter what your answer is, pasta is just what you need to make this sun shine bright. Use whatever shaped pasta you have in the house to make a super textured design. You can even use the technique and apply it to a sunset picture or just to add texture to any basic drawing. Just keep the pasta on the paper and out of your mouth for this one! 

Paper Plate Sun Summer Sewing Craft


I Heart Crafty Things

New to sewing and want to improve? This paper plate sun craft project is the best place to hone in on those skills. The sewing in this project is a little untraditional. Instead of sewing yarn into fabric, the yarn gets sewn around a paper plate, so it’s perfect for practicing those skills — especially if you’re a beginner. Check out all the details for this sunny project over on I Heart Crafty Things.

Doily Sun Craft


Crafts on Sea

Paper doilies get a bad rap. Most of the time, they just get thrown away after sitting out as a table decoration or placed underneath some baked goods. Give lacy paper doilies the attention they deserve and turn them into an adorable ray of sunshine. The detailed pattern of the doily gives the sun an extra special touch of texture — and who can resist that smiling face?

DIY Sun Ray Wreath

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Handmade Charlotte

If you’ve outgrown paper plate suns but still want to craft a sunny project in honor of the warm weather, might I suggest this DIY sun ray wreath? The craft from Handmade Charlotte puts an elegant and modern spin on the classic wreath. The wreath gets its abstract shine from recycled painted cardboard. To craft that perfectly messy look, you'll want to use different brush strokes and multiple colors. You’ll probably have some extra cardboard, so feel free to try out a few different looks and pick the one you like best for the wreath. 

Sun Paper Plate Craft


Darcy and Brian

Turn little hands into little rays of sunshine for this paper plate handprint sun craft. Grab a bunch of yellow and orange construction paper and trace your kids' hands. Then let them glue the hands around the painted paper plate to show a brightly shining sun. Check out the details for this sunshiny project over on Darcy and Brian

Sun DIY Paper Card


Easy Peasy and Fun

Cards are always a fun surprise to find in the mailbox. Want to know what's even better to find waiting in your mailbox? This super happy sunshine card. Spread the warm weather cheer with this pop-out sunshine card. Send one out to your grandparents, aunts, uncles, or even your siblings (in your own mailbox!). They won't be disappointed when they open it up to find a sunny greeting.