10 Cute and Easy Sun Crafts for Kids

The sun is shining and it feels like summertime is almost here making it the perfect time to create some cute sun crafts to brighten up your walls and windows!

My kids and I love doing art projects outside when the weather is nice and these fun sun crafts are perfect for sunny days crafting on the deck 🙂  We love doing sun crafts as a fun way to celebrate the summer solstice with kids!  We hope these fun and easy sun crafts brighten up your day and bring a bit of sunshine to your home!

Sun Suncatcher Craft

yellow construction paper sunshine craft with pressed flower suncatcher on window

Go on a nature hike to find bright orange and yellow flowers to create your own suncatcher in the shape of the sun! This is a fun nature craft and brightens up any window or door! Young children will love finding the different flowers and it is a great way to welcome summer!

Sun Flag

Flag with sun painted on it

This adorable sun flag is made out of fabric, a little paint and a lot of giggles.  Have fun getting messy and splash painting outside while making a fun flag for summertime!  

Photo: Red Ted Art

Sun Painting

sun prints of many different colors and patterns hanging on the wall

 I love these colorful sun paintings made with acrylic paint, flower sack towels, free printable templates and the sunshine! This would be a fun summer craft to do with preschoolers through teenagers.  It would make a great addition to a weather unit as you learn about the power of the suns rays.

Photo: Homan at Home

Compliment Sun 

sun with compliments written on the rays

Giving compliments is a great way to teach kids how to be kind and think of others.  Create a compliment sun for a friend or sibling and write compliments on all the sun rays to show them they are loved! What a fun way to brighten someone’s day this summer! 

Photo: Coffee and Carpool

Recycled Collage Sun Craft

sun made of recycled materials like flowers and cardboard

We love crafts using recycled supplies and this fun sun collage is the perfect way to use up your cardboard boxes, old magazines or tissue paper!  It is a budget friendly craft and you most likely have everything you need to make it already at home!

Photo: DIY Thought

Glue Sun Art

sun art for toddlers with glue and paint

Paint into between the glue lines in this cute glue sun craft for preschoolers! She even shows you how to make your own colored paint if you don’t have black glue.  This is a fun craft project for your littles to work on their fine motor skills! 

Photo: Taming Little Monsters

Paper Plate Sun Craft

two paper plate suns with smiley faces

This fun and simple paper plate sun craft is so much fun and a perfect craft for rainy days!   You just need some yellow paint, yellow construction paper and a paper plate to make your own paper plate sun craft! 

Photo: Simple Everyday Mom

DIY Summer Memory Book

a sun summer memory book on the grass

 This diy summer journal is a great craft for older children to make their summer bucketlist and start the practice of journaling.  Have them bring it to summer camp or on nature walks and journal all of their favorite summer memories in this cute journal!

Photo: Daisies and Pie

Fork Painted Sun Craft

two papers with suns and rays of sunshine painted with a fork

Young kids will love using forks to paint the rays of a sun to create this adorable sun craft! This project uses simple materials and is super easy to set up for an afternoon of painting!

Photo: Littleladoo.com

Handprint Paper Plate Sun Craft

handprint sun rays on a paper plate sun with sunglasses

Little handprints and a cool sunshine is the best combination to brighten up your home.  This fun paper plate craft for summertime is so cute and makes me happy just looking at it 🙂  

Photo: Family Focus Blog

I hope you enjoy these fun sun crafts for toddlers through teenagers!  

Here are some more summer activities to bring fun to your summer break! 

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