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Paper Plate Handprint Sun

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

This sunny arts and craft will make you smile! It can be done with limited supplies and you can put your own unique touch onto it! This craft is aimed at children in preschool. This activity will help with fine motor skills when coloring, cutting, and gluing. This will benefit children and bring some brightness to them!


  • Paper plate

  • Yellow paint, yellow markers, or yellow crayons

  • Orange marker

  • Orange and yellow construction paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick or liquid glue

Let's Get Started!

Step 1: Make sure you have all of your supplies and if you do not have kid friendly scissors please ask an adult for some help! Get ready to have some fun!

Step 2: The next step is to decorate your paper plate to look like the sun! Make sure to decorate the back side of the plate, where you do not put the food! Your sun may look different than this example, but that is okay! Everyone’s sun will look a little different! It can be yellow, orange, yellow and orange, or purple! For this example the sun is going to be colored yellow and orange with crayon. If you are painting then make sure to paint the paper plate first and set it aside to dry!

Step 3: After you have made the sun any way you would like, we are going to trace our hands on the yellow and orange construction paper. Once you have traced your hands you will cut them out! You will want about 10 hand cutouts depending on the size of your hands! If you need help tracing your hands or cutting them out make sure to ask an adult!

Step 4: Once you have all of your yellow and orange hands cut out, lay them on the opposite side of the paper plate that you designed. I layed mine out every other color! Once you have the design how you want, you can glue them!

Step 5: The last step before you see your beautiful ray of sunshine is to let everything dry so that the hands do not fall off when you lift up your paper plate.

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