Are you ready for Summer? This paper plate sun craft is easy for young students to make. They look so bright and cheery for the summer season! This sun craft would be a great addition to a summer bulletin board, and they would also be a colorful decoration hanging from the ceiling in your home or classroom. Students can practice scissor skills and other fine motor skills while making this adorable paper plate sun craft!
To Make a Paper Plate Sun Craft, You Will Need:
- 2 yellow paper plates (or you could paint white ones yellow)
- black construction paper
- tacky glue
Begin by setting one paper plate aside, and inviting the students to cut the other paper plate in half.
Tip – You can add pencil guidelines on the plate to help.
Next, they will cut each half into half again two more times. They should end up with a total of 8 equal pieces.
Students can arrange the pieces so they are evenly spaced around the other whole paper plate, as shown below. This will make it a bit easier when adding the tacky glue.
Next, add a bit of tacky glue to the rim of each of the 8 pieces, and glue into place. Students may need to hold each piece in place for a few seconds to allow the glue to take hold.
Finally, draw and cut out construction paper eyes and a mouth to add to your sun’s face.
Ways to Use the Paper Plate Sun Craft:
- Use as an introduction to fractions – cutting into 8 equal pieces.
- Use as a prop for learning about the planets and solar system.
- Bright and cheery classroom and bulletin board decor.
- Combine with a themed story time about weather, the sun, or space.
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