Bring a little bit of sunshine inside with these 10 easy sun craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

10 Easy Sun Themed Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Though it’s officially spring, it certainly hasn’t felt like it every day. Sure, sometimes the sun shines brightly but more often than not there’s cloudy skies to be found. We’ve taken it upon ourselves (we being Squeaker and I) to bring a little bit of sunshine indoors. We made our “You Are My Sunshine” craft for Mother’s Day this year and on that same day, we did three more sun themed crafts. Maybe we’ll turn this into a Sun and Moon unit in the future and use some of these sun crafts for preschoolers.

Bring a little bit of sunshine inside with these 10 easy sun craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

For our part, we did the following three:

For all three crafts, we also used white paper plates.

While Squeaker was mostly able to do the tissue paper sun & the Do a Dot marker sun on her own and she did the painting for the hand and footprint sun; adult assistance is needed for some of these. What level, of course, depends on your child.

10 Easy Sun Themed Crafts for Preschoolers & Toddlers

Tissue Paper Sun

tissue paper sun supplies

For this first one, I had Squeaker tear up some of the tissue paper. She enjoyed this part a lot and it got her to use her fine motor skills. After she had a nice little pile, I helped her with the glue. It was then up to her to put the tissue paper on the plate.

tissue paper sun

Do a Dot Marker Sun

do a dot sun supplies

This was the easiest to do. All I did was set out the Do a Dot markers, and Squeaker took care of the rest. Of course, this was also the one that I don’t have a finished product for!

Hand and Footprint sun

hand and foot print sun painting

This was a 50/50 craft in terms of adult help. Squeaker did all of the work for the painting part of it by using red and yellow fingerpaint for the sun. I then traced her hand and foot on yellow construction paper (I think 5 of each) and cut them out. We used glue to apply them to the outside of the paper plate.

hand and footprint sun

We also might give a few of these ideas a try next time:

Do you have a favorite sun themed craft to share? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to check it out and add it to my list!

Let the sun shine in with these easy sun themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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