Paper Plate Sun Craft

Kids of all ages will love this “cool” Paper Plate Sun Craft. It’s the perfect craft for weather units, welcoming summer, or just for fun.

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Looking for some summer crafts? Sunshine crafts? Or perhaps some weather crafts? Well good new! This easy sun craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Add this cute sun paper plate crafts to your weather units in your lesson plan or use it for fine motor skills practice. Or use it as a way to celebrate the summer solstice!

Paper plates are so fun to craft with! They are a fun way to use up things around the house. A stack of white paper plates can become just about anything with a little paint and imagination.

I love preschool sun crafts, it’s a great addition to the lesson plan, fun, educational, and if you add a popsicle stick, suddenly it’s a puppet! This craft is perfect for young kids.

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Supplies Need To Make This Paper Plate Sun Craft You Will Need

Direction To Make This Paper Plate Sun Craft

Step 1

After gathering supplies, invite kids to paint their paper plate yellow.

Step 2

While the paint is drying, kids can sketch sunglasses on the black craft foam.

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Step 3

When the paint is dry, cut small triangles all around the outside of the paper plate.

Step 4

Invite kids to glue the sunglasses to the middle of the sun.

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Step 5

Last use a black permanent marker to draw eyebrows, a smile, and a tongue on the sun.

Step 6

Kids can color the tongue in red with colored pencils. Colored pencils over paint is a really beautiful effect!

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Don’t you just love this craft? It looks adorable hanging on the fridge or wall!

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Paper Plate Sun Craft

This paper plate sun craft is sunny and fun! Not only is it fun to make, but great fine motor skill practice as well!


  • white paper plates
  • yellow paint
  • black craft foam
  • white school glue
  • black permanent marker
  • red colored pencil
  • scissors
  • paintbrush


  1. Paint the paper plate yellow.
  2. While the paint dries, sketch and cut out sunglasses out of the black foam.
  3. When the yellow paint on the paper plate is try, cut small triangles out all around the outside of the paper plate.
  4. Glue the sunglasses in the middle of the yellow paper plate.
  5. Use a black marker to draw eyebrows on the sun, a smile, and a tongue.
  6. Use a red colored pencil to color the tongue of the sun on the paper plate.

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How did your paper plate sun craft turn out? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!

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