Crafts for Kids Summer

Super Cute, Puffy Paint Sun Arts and Crafts

Looking for a cute, cheerful sun craft to make this summer? These sun craft ideas are a great way to celebrate the warm sun that makes summer days so cheery while having fun making a craft that strengthen hands and motor skills too. Try one of these sun arts and crafts with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and 3rd graders. You will love that this summer craft for preschoolers uses cute hole punches for a unique depth and puffy paint for a bold look.

Looking for a cute, cheerful sun craft to make this summer? These sun craft ideas are a great way to celebrate the warm sun that makes summer days so cheery while having fun making a craft that strengthen hands and motor skills too. Try one of these sun arts and crafts with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and 3rd graders. You will love that this summer craft for preschoolers uses cute hole punches for a unique depth and puffy paint for a bold look.

Sun Crafts

Nothing says summer like the sun! These cute sun crafts for kids are a great way to welcome June on the first day of summer or as a fun summer crafts for preschoolers to try on your summer bucket list. You will love how unique this sun craft ideas are to make a fun project that is unique to your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grdae 3 student. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рthis sun craft kindergarten is sure to be a huge hit!

cardstock (any color) pencil paint watch cards (like behr paint from home depot with shades of yellow / orange) glue 8 oz white glue 8oz white shaving cream several drops of yellow food coloring ziplock sandwich bag glitter (optional)

Sun Crafts for Kids

Start by gathering a couple simple supplies:

  • cardstock (any color)
  • pencil
  • paint watch cards (like behr paint from home depot with shades of yellow / orange)
  • glue
  • 8 oz white glue
  • 8oz white shaving cream
  • several drops of yellow food coloring
  • ziplock sandwich bag
  • glitter (optional)

paint chip craft

Sun Arts and Crafts

Draw a circle with a pencil in the middle of your piece of cardstock. It should take up about 1/3 of the space when holding the page horizontally.

Sun crafts for preschoolers

Sun Craft Ideas

Use a hole punch and punch through the paint swatches to get lots of yellow, orange, red circles.

Now fill the circle with glue. Begin putting the colorful circles on the glue in the circle.

Sun craft kindergarten

Sun craft kindergarten

Continue filling the glue covered circle until you fill all the empty space. Alterante colors to have a really pretty sun with lots of dimmention in warm, sunny colors.

sun yellow puffy paint recipe

Sun Puffy Paint

Now whip up your cheerful, sun puffy paint recipe by mixing equal parts of white school glue and white shavig cream. Add in yellow food coloring and glitter if you like until you get the depth of color you are looking for.

Summer craft for preschoolers

Homemade Puffy Paint

Spoon homemade puffy paint into a ziplock bag and seal. Cutt the corner off so you can pipe the puffy paint recipe onto your sun.

Sun Craft Ideas

Puffy Paint Project

Start by piping the yellow puffy paint around the pretty dotted circle. It goes on so nice and puffy, thick with just a little shimmer.

Sun Arts and Crafts

Sun crafts for preschoolers

Now go aroudn the circle and make rays or lines out of the circle with the lines thinking towards the edge of the paper and stop.

summer craft for kids

Make the sun with as many or as few rays as you like. You can even tweak the color of the rays so they alter between yellow and slight warmer orange yellow color.

happy puffy paint sun craft with paint chip dots

Summer craft for preschoolers

If you like you can sprinkle the sun rays with additional glitter and use black puffy paint to add on a happy face to your sun.

Looking for a cute, cheerful sun craft to make this summer? These sun craft ideas are a great way to celebrate the warm sun that makes summer days so cheery while having fun making a craft that strengthen hands and motor skills too. Try one of these sun arts and crafts with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and 3rd graders. You will love that this summer craft for preschoolers uses cute hole punches for a unique depth and puffy paint for a bold look.

This beautiful puffy paint project is such a fun celebration of summer and a unique 3-dimmensional sun craft for kids.

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Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

car activities for kids grass head craft watermelon playdough

Things to Do with Kids

Kids will be excited to learn and explore when making this ice cream volcano! This is a combination of an ice cream activity and easy volcano experiments for one EPIC, memorable summer activity for kids! Try this summer experiment as part of your ice cream theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. This project causes a super cool, baking soda and vinegar reaction that will create a fun WOW moment for kids!  Kids of all ages will love this super cute and creative fish craft! This takes the classic paper plate fish to the next level by using yarn to weave the under the sea or tank into the craft to help improve fine motor skills. Then print and color the fish printables and add them into the aquarium craft.  This fish art and craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too!  Beautiful delphinium craft making easy egg carton flowers! This flower craft for kids is a pretty and simple summer craft for kids of all ages! The summer is the perfect time for sneaking in some fun summer science experiments while having an outrageously fun time with a summer activity for kids! In this density tower, children will learn about the layers of the ocean as they make a simple beach science experiment. This beach theme preschool activities is perfect for pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.  You will love this clever ocean themed science experiments that is a cool twist on the classic density experiment for kids out there.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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