Bring a little bit of sunshine into your home this weekend! Get your kids involved and make these fun paper plate suncatchers with the easy step-by-step tutorial found below!
Paper Plate Yellow Sun Craft
We are sending YOU and your little crafter at home, some warm sunny rays your way with today’s Paper Plate Suncatcher Sunshine kids craft idea!
Inexpensive paper plates make for the PERFECT canvas to create a beautiful ray of sunshine within minutes! My favorite part though is the “suncatcher” aspect that is made with clear contact paper and loose craft glitter.
Today’s suncatcher tutorial is a brightly colored sun kid craft idea that is absolutely perfect for spring, summer or honestly – ANY day of the year. Make several yellow suns at once in an infinite of colors, sizes and designs. Then display proudly on a window for ALL to see and enjoy!
Super simple to pull together, so you have NO excuse not to recreate it with your child today. So let’s “catch the light” together by following the FULL paper plate sun craft tutorial below! Happy crafting, my friends!!!
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Looking for a fun sunshine craft to do with your kids? This paper plate suncatcher is perfect! It’s easy and inexpensive, too.
- Large Paper Plate
- Marker or Pen
- Yellow Craft Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Clear Contact Paper
- Kid Friendly Craft Scissors
- Yellow Cardstock Paper
- Loose Craft Glitter/Sequins
- Hand-Held Office Stapler
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- First cut the center area out of your paper plate, leaving the rim intact. Do not cut on the rim of the paper plate. This is VERY important!
- Repeat for each piece you want to make.
- Before you discard the inner paper plate piece – use it as a template to cut your contact paper. You will want to trace/cut your contact paper slightly larger than the inner piece.
- Be sure to cut out TWO pieces of contact paper per paper plate craft.
- Once done, you may discard the inner paper plate piece.
- Now you are ready for paint! Have children paint their paper plate rim piece completely yellow.
- Once done, go ahead and grab your painted paper plate rim and TWO pieces of contact paper.
- Remove the backing off ONE piece of contact paper and place it on the paper plate piece.
- Flip it over and have children add glitter/sequins on top to create the center of their sun.
- Once they are done with that step, go ahead and remove the backing of the other piece of contact paper and place it on top of the glitter/sequins to seal everything in.
- Set everything aside.
- Now grab your cardstock and cut out sunshine rays. Depending on the size you cut, you may need 8-10 pieces.
- To finish off your Paper Plate Suncatcher Sun – have children staple on their cardstock paper rays around the paper plate piece.
- Then add other embellishments they see fit before displaying proudly!
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Be sure to check out our Suncatcher Snowman post for another fun idea to make this time of year! #gluedtomycrafts