Here is a cool sun marionette craft you can’t miss this summer! This paper plate sun is an easy-to-make, fun craft for kids. Older kids will enjoy making this while the younger ones will giggle looking at the dancing sun! 🙂 Either way, this is a perfect craft idea for kids of all ages!
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Supplies you need to make a Paper Plate Sun summer craft
1. Paper plate
6. Card stock paper
8. Googly Eyes
9. Hole punch
Steps- How to make a Paper Plate Sun
Watch the video at the top or follow the below steps to make this paper plate sun summer craft!
First, paint the inner side of a paper plate with yellow colour. Let the paint dry.
Now, cut a sun shape out of the paper plate as shown below. Then, we will stick two googly eyes, nose and mouth cut out of card stock paper. We have made the sun’s face!
Grab a card stock paper of your favourite colour, draw two little hands and shoes for the sun and cut them out! Kids can trace their hands for this step!
Punch 5 holes on the sun’s face as shown below! One hole on the top, two holes to attach the hands and two holes to attach the legs.
Punch holes on the hands and shoes too!
Let’s attach the hands to the sun’s face now.
Get a straw, cut 2 pieces out of it, each of approximately 3.5 cm. String them both. Tie one end of the string to the sun’s face and the other end to one hand as shown below.
Attach the other hand the same way.
We need three pieces of straw (approximately of 3.5 cm each) for one leg.
String them and tie one end of the string to the shoe and the other end to one of the holes at the bottom of the sun’s face!
Attach both the legs the same way.
Get a long thick piece of cardboard. You can stick colour paper on it if you like. Punch 6 holes on it as shown below; 2 at the centre and 2 at each of the sides.
Get a small piece of string and tie one end to the holes at the centre of the cardboard. Tie the other end to the hole at the top of the sun’s face. The length of the string I used is approximately 10 cm.
Punch a hole on each hand. Get two more pieces of string, attach both the hands to the holes on the sides of the cardboard. The string length I used is approximately 20 cm.
The sun marionette craft is ready!
Hold the cardboard and move it up and down.You will see the sun dancing and waving at you! Isn’t it so much fun? 🙂
This paper plate sun is a perfect summer craft to do with preschoolers and kindergarteners. Adults may have to help them, especially with punching holes and tying strings.
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This is amazing – my girls would love doing this in the Summer! I need to have a few crafts on hand because you never know what this British Summer weather will bring!!
Glad to know that you liked it Natalie! Enjoy the summer with your girls 🙂
Love it. Very well explained and illustrated. Always running out of ideas with my kids. I’ll keep your page in my bookmarks.
Thank you so much for your nice words Melanie 🙂
This is so cute!! I’m going to have to do this with my little guy, he loves fun crafts like these.
Thank you so much Anna for your nice words 🙂 I am sure he will have tons of fun with this marionette!
I love puppet crafts! My kids would love this!
I love puppets too! Glad you liked it 🙂
What a cute craft! I’m sure my kids would love this. We’ll have to try it out.
Glad you loved it Katherine 🙂
I love it! This is definitely going on my craft list for our upcoming school year!
Glad to know that you loved it Kylie!
Glad to know that you loved it Kylie 🙂
very cute craft. my daughter loves doing crafts!!! thank you for sharing!!!
Thank you for your lovely words Crystal!
I know my son will get a kick out of this. He thinks everything is funny ?
Glad to know that you liked it. 🙂 I am sure your son will enjoy this paper plate sun!