One of my New Year’s resolutions was to do a weekly planned craft with the wee Kelleys. I was getting really good at posting about them & then I got a bit behind and haven’t been posting about them…sorry! So I wanted to make sure I posted our craft for this week. We all love and need a bit of sunshine and we decided we needed some suns for inside the house as well. I have seen versions of this all over Pinterest, but here is the version I used to do when I taught kindergarten.
To start this project we painted hands with orange paint and stamped them on paper. I did a page for the left hand and a page for the right hand…per wee Kelley. Then we let them dry.
I cut these out once they were dry and gave them each their own handprint pile.
For the rest of the project you will need…yellow patterned paper traced with a circle, glue, scissors and buttons…lots and lots of fun buttons.
First, the kids cut out their yellow circle. I traced, they cut.
Next, they glued their handprints to the back of their circle…these are the rays.
You could easily stop here, but I like a little extra jazziness.
Next I put glue all around the outside edge and let them add buttons.
And after they covered the outside edge I added a glue swirl. Harper may have squealed with excitement…she loves swirls and glue and buttons. She was in her element.
This is a really great project that works fine motor skills as well. I loved watching the boys concentrating so hard on lining all their little buttons up just right.
When everyone was finished, we had the most beautiful sunshines. Seriously, I am completely smitten with these…keepers for sure.
Now to find the perfect place to display them.
And last night I finished up this 8×10 canvas. I have been on the verge of making something with this verse for so long…and finally, yesterday was the right day to do it. Oh the explosion of color + the anchor…so glad I finally made my attempt.
Hope you have a grand weekend and thanks so much for reading.