We were gone all weekend for the 4th of July and we came home sick, every one of us. Urgh. I have a list of things I want to blog about, but I'm afraid they just aren't going to happen until we are better and settled back into our normal routine.
But the post about the handprint fireworks reminded me of this cute craft we did back when it felt like spring would never come to Minnesota:
A handprint sun! This was so fun to make and it's been hanging on our kitchen wall since Febraury. It would be a great craft to do now that it's summertime. In fact, every child between 2 and 5 that has seen this has begged to do one like it.
What you need:
Yellow construction paper
Yellow paint mixed with gold glitter (do this beforehand on a small saucer)
Another color of paint - let your child choose, but try to keep it in the orange, red, pink family if possible (pink rays look a little more sunshiney than say, green rays)
pencil for tracing
2 googly eyes
1 mouth cut from your choice of material - the one pictured here was cut from felt. It added a little texture lesson to the craft.
I let Matthew choose the color of paint for the sun rays, the pompom and the mouth.
First trace your child's hand several times onto yellow construction paper and let him/her paint them the color of his/her choice; when dry cut them out.
Next, have your child paint the back of the paper plate with the yellow paint and gold glitter mixture. If you trust the child with the glue bottle let them put two dots of glue on and stick on the eyes. I helped Matthew by holding the glue bottle with him and letting him squeeze, then quick pulling it away before we had an enormous pool of glue.
Next, stick on the pompom and the mouth in the same manner.
Finally, when everything is dry, glue the hands to the front of the paper plate. Turn it over and you have your cute handprint sunshine guy. :) Enjoy!
Have a beautiful day! ;)
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