12 Super Sunny Crafts To Make This Spring
Let the sun shine in! Do it! Seriously! Right now!
Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns
Kids can celebrate the end of winter and the return of the sun with these super sunny craft projects. No matter which one they choose, they will instantly bring a little bit of sunshine to their day!
Paper Plate Sun and Rainbow Craft
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 they’ve completed this one, display it somewhere high or breezy so the streamers can float in the wind.
Squish Painted Sun Craft
Help young artists really dive into 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, have kids squeeze different color paints on the paper and seal the whole thing in a plastic bag. Then they can get to work mushing the paint around until the paper is covered. It will create a one-of-a-kind design every single time. Check out all of the details over on 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
3D Yellow Sun Craft
Kids can bring sunshine into any room with this 3D hanging sun. To make this sun shine, they'll need some construction paper, glue, scissors, and string. They don’t have stop at just one sun either — they can double or even triple the paper cuttings to make multiple suns to hang up around the room. They 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
Need to get rid of some extra pasta? Do the kids like create a fun projects with unusual materials? Pasta is just what they'll need to make this sun shine bright. They can use whatever shaped pasta available in the house to make a super textured design. Have the kids use the technique to apply it to a sunset picture or just to add texture to any basic drawing. Just make sure they keep the pasta on the paper and out of their mouths for this one!
Paper Plate Sun Summer Sewing Craft
Is you kid 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 for a beginner. Check out all the details for this sunny project over on I Heart Crafty Things.
Doily Sun Craft
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. But your kids can 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
If they'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, the kids should use different brush strokes and multiple colors. There'll probably be some extra cardboard leftover, so they can try out a few different looks and pick the one they like best for the wreath.
Sun Paper Plate Craft
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
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. Help kids spread the warm weather cheer with this pop-out sunshine card. Have them send one out to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, or even their siblings (in their own mailbox!). They won't be disappointed when they open it up to find a sunny greeting.
Sun and Clouds Craft
Ruffles & Rainboots has a pattern for this super-easy and super-cute sunshiney spring craft. It only takes a few minutes for kids to fully to assemble, and it shows off our friend the sun emerging smugly from behind a raincloud to remind everyone that we’ll never let the haters get to us as long as we’ve got colored paper, glue, and markers.
Easy Tissue Paper Sunflower Craft
We have it on good authority that the sun doesn’t play any favorites with flowers. As far as the sun is concerned, all flowers are equally beautiful and all of them get equal treatment. Buuuuuuuut, if the sun were to have a favorite flower, it would probably be the sunflower. So have the kids make the sun happy today with an easy tissue paper sunflower craft from Arty Crafty Kids!
Smiley Sun Popsicle Stick Weaving
Just look at this happy woven popsicle stick sun! All the kids need to make this cutie is popsicle sticks, orange paint, colored yarn, hot glue, and googly eyes, and this radiant little beauty will be shining gloriously on your mantelpiece in no time. Head over to Pink Stripey Socks for step-by-step instructions.
Updated June 2022
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