I’m taking a break from the Handprint the Alphabet series to celebrate the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER today! If you are like us here in the south, it has felt like summer for weeks. The kids have already been sweating out the humidity on the water slide, even though it was still officially spring. I’ve been talking to the triplets about seasons, and today we are breaking out the paper plates and paint to make this Paper Plate Sun craft to ring in summer!
This craft only requires a few supplies. Younger kids may just want to paint the plate and call it quits. It will still look like a sun! For those who are working on their fine motor skills, particularly cutting skills, I’ve added in the step of cutting the triangles. Even though this Paper Plate Sun craft is easy, it incorporates painting, fine motor skills, and shapes!
- Uncoated paper plate
- Yellow washable paint
- Kid scissors
Paint the plate yellow. Let the paint dry completely (it shouldn’t take too long!).
Let the kiddos cut triangles along the sides of the plate. They can be as small or as big as they want to make them.
Optional: Kids can use a hole punch to create a hole in the top of the sun. String ribbon through the hole to create a hanging craft. In this case, they may want to paint the back yellow, too.
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