25 Sun Crafts for Kids


Inside: You’ll find sun crafts for every kid in this huge organized list. Get your summer crafts started with your favorites.

"25 Bright & Adorable Sun Crafts" title, with collage of 9 of the sun crafts for kids

Sun Crafts

Summer is heating up, and it’s time to get the kids making some fun sun crafts! I’ve rounded up 25 of my favorites for you here, so that you can pick the ones that are just right. Some of these will be perfect for your littlest kids, while others would be fun to make with older children at summer camp or VBS.

So grab all your orange and yellow craft supplies and get ready to have some fun!

Interactive Sun Crafts

interactive sun crafts

Clockwise from the top left:

My sensory play sun suncatcher craft is fun even after it’s up on the window.

Here’s another craft that has some great play value: a sun marionette!

This spinning sun has a cute surprise that children will enjoy singing along to.

Sun Crafts for Toddlers and Young Preschoolers

Clockwise from the top left:

Practice early scissors skills with this cutting practice sun craft.

Offer engrossing materials and let your littles get creative with this invitation to create preschool sun crafts.

Fork painting is always fun, and this cute painted sun takes it a step further.

This yarn-wrapped sun has a numeracy element as well as an engaging fine motor activity.

Spark some interest in the alphabet with this cute sun letter S craft.

Another idea, not pictured here, is just to make a sun from yellow playdough. If they aren’t ready to roll a ball and a snake, draw the sun on paper for them to just press dough onto.

Finally, sometimes you want to just let the kids explore freely. This process art sun is perfect for that (and there are some helpful ideas for conversation too). (not shown)

Paper Plate Sun Crafts

paper plate sun crafts

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Children can practice their fine motor and numeracy skills with this cute paper plate sun activity.

You can make an especially adorable sun handprint craft this way, or try doing it this way (not shown).

This squish painted sun is similar in a few ways to my suncatchers (above) but with a completely different result.

If you have a stash of Styrofoam plates, you might like to try this version.

Finally, this paper plate craft looks really simple to make.

Oh! and don’t miss the adorable-ness of this easy sun mask (not pictured).

More Sun Craft Ideas

more sun crafts

Clockwise from the top left:

You probably already have everything you need to make this cute coffee filter sun.

Bring science into your craft session with this interesting sunscreen painting activity.

I love this compliment suns friendship craft from Coffee and Carpool – it would make an excellent classroom display too!

How about some sun shrinky dinks? These were made for summer solstice – what a perfect time to make some sun crafts!

Older kids can make this gorgeous art-inspired sun. It isn’t quite as difficult as it looks, and the results are gorgeous!

If you have a stash of popsicle sticks, try this smiling sun with your kids.

Sun Crafts to Keep Around

Last but not least, here are some lovely sun crafts that you can display all summer long.

Left to right:

Turn simple materials into a cheery 3-D hanging sun.

Have fun making a sun flag that your kids can display in the garden.

Or, try out an immersive sunshine weaving project with gorgeous results.

Whew! That’s a lot of sun crafts! I hope you found one you’re excited to try.

Happy summer,

Heather

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