Handprint Sun

Summery art for those tiny hands! This cheerful sun project will bring smiles to any home or classroom as children transform their hand prints into bright rays of summer light.

Handprint Sun

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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  • Paper
  • Paper Plate
  • Yellow, Blue, Black and Orange Paint


    1. Paint your paper plate yellow
    2. Make a set of orange and / or yellow hand prints
    3. Once the handprints are dry, cut them out using scissors
    4. Stick the handprints around the edge of the paper plate - to form rays of sunlight.
    5. Paint a smiley face on your paper plate.
    6. Optionally mount the sun on a large sheet of blue paper.


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    Useful supplies

    Nicole Home Collection 100 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 6-Inch, White
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    Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint, Set of 12, 16oz , Assorted Colors (54-8216)
    $39.81 Buy on Amazon
    Charles Leonard Creative Arts Flat Tip Paint Brushes, Short Stubby Plastic Handle with Hog Bristle, 7.5 Inch, Assorted Colors, 10-Pack (73290)
    $8.23 Buy on Amazon

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