An Easy and Sunny Summertime Craft

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In honor of it being the first official day of summer, our Kolcraft kids made their own hand-print sun. Follow these easy steps with your kids to keep the sun shining all summer long!

For this project you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Yellow paint (or markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.)
  • Paint brush
  • Yellow construction paper
  • A pen or pencil to trace your child’s hand with
  • Glue

Once you have all of your material, set up an area for your children to paint. Depending on ages, you might want to cover the area in newspaper to protect any surface that you don’t want covered in paint.

  1. Paint your paper plate yellow to give the base of the project.
  2. While it dries, trace your child’s hand onto the yellow construction paper. Depending on how big the plate is and how small your child’s hands are, you may need to cut out more hand prints. For our plate/hand size we needed four.
  3. Once the paint is dry, glue the hand print cut-outs to the back of the plate.

Let your children’s imagination go on how they want to decorate their sun. Our kids chose a happy face, but feel free to let them get even more animated with their own.

We hope this is the start to a very sunny summer weekend!

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4 Responses to “An Easy and Sunny Summertime Craft”

  1. Sonya Morris June 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Such a cute idea! We will have to do this to celebrate the first eek of summer!

  2. Anne N. June 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    I love how easy and cute this is. My 3 y o would like this.

  3. Stepford Sisters July 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    This is great for kids of all ages, love it! We featured it in our top 5 summertime crafts on our blog here:

  4. kelly July 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    This is a cute craft idea.