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Easy Paper Craft for Kids: Sun and Rainbow

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Keep your kiddos in a sunny state of mind no matter what the weather’s like outside! This easy paper craft for kids turns a paper plate and buttons into sunshine and rainbows with a little help from nontoxic & kid-friendly Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. Get the tutorial from Ivy Pink Made, then gather up your little ones for a bright and colorful new crafting adventure!

What you need:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

- Paper plate

- Yellow cardstock 

- Buttons in rainbow colors

- Twill ribbon

- Acrylic paint – yellow

- Foam brush

- Scissors

- Permanent marker

- Googly eyes

Step 1

Sun and rainbow craft supplies

For this easy paper craft for kids, have the kids start by sorting the buttons into the same color families. 

Step 2

Glue buttons to ribbons

Cut strands of twill ribbon to whatever length the kids would like for their sun, then glue various buttons of the same color family down the length of each ribbon and let dry.

Step 3

Paint plate yellow

Use a foam brush and yellow acrylic paint to paint the back side of the paper plate yellow. Once it’s dry, cut the plate in half.

Step 4

Glue triangles around the top rim

Next cut triangles from the yellow cardstock and glue around the top rim of the painted plate.

Step 5

Glue ribbons to sun

Glue the ribbon strands with buttons to the base of the plate. Let dry completely.

Step 6

Create face on sun

To finish this easy paper craft for kids, glue googly eyes onto the sun and use a marker to draw a smile below the eyes. Glue a button on each side of the smile to create dimples.

Step 7:

Sun and Rainbow Easy Paper Craft for Kids

And that’s it! Hang this sun and rainbow easy paper craft for kids in a place where it can spread sunshine and cheer every time they see it! What kids’ crafts is your family making with Aleene’s Glues? Tag us on social @aleenesdiy and share with us!


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Easy Paper Craft for Kids: Sun and Rainbow