#CraftingWithTMC : Say Hello To Mr. Sun

I am preparing my youngest daughter for school so one of my goals this summer (aside from LOSING WEIGHT, of course) is to incorporate arts and crafts activities at home. We attended Art classes few months back but wasn’t happy about it. Now that she is bigger, for sure things have changed a bit. 

We have tons of paper plates so I thought, this could be a good place to start. And since it is summer, there’s no better way of welcoming the season with Mr. Sun, don’t you think? Craft Ideas - Mr Sun

Here’s how we did it:

  1. Paint one side of the paper plate in yellow. Let it dry. IMG_3789
  2. While waiting for the paint to dry, trace your child’s hands in yellow paper. My eldest preferred red this time. 
  3. Cut out the hands since this will serve as a sun’s rays.  IMG_3787
  4. Once the paint is dry, apply glue on the un-painted side of the paper plate then stick the hands-slash-rays. IMG_3788

I don’t have other craft materials like eyes so I just asked my daughters to draw on it. I also asked them where they want to display their works and told me they want to stick it on the doors.  IMG_3794It is important that we show appreciation to our kids’ art works and give them freedom on how they want to do it. In my kids’ case, they get giddy every time I ask them where they want to hang it. It makes them feel important and appreciated, and at the same time, encourages them to do more. IMG_3795What do you think, mommas? Easy to do, right?  


  1. msbolin

    April 4, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    This.is.so.cute! Would be waiting for more arts and crafts from you, please.

  2. Meikah Ybañez-Delid (@Meikah)

    April 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Oh very creative! Keep at it mommy! 🙂

    1. Ayi

      April 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. Our Eat Dates

    April 6, 2016 at 3:27 am

    My daughter will love this 🙂

  4. Nini Perez

    April 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Aw. These are so cute! I remember making clocks out of paper plates and fasteners when I was young. You know, with all the technology around, crafts like this makes my heart flutter.

  5. Cheanne

    April 8, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Nice work! 🙂 I’m still thinking of what to let the kids do this summer.

  6. Louisa Mercado

    April 8, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Fun activity for the kids and something special too because of the hand prints. Something to keep for when they get bigger.

  7. Pearl P.

    April 9, 2016 at 7:14 am

    My kids are taking cooking lessons but only for 8 sessions so I’m still thinking of other activities for them to do this summer..and you just gave me an idea. Will gaya this ha hehe

  8. Mommy Anna

    April 11, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Hope I can be artistic also, buti na lang hubby is good when it comes to art

    1. Ayi

      April 11, 2016 at 7:13 am

      I’m not artistic too 🙂 I just got this as an inspiration from one my daughter’s crafts in school 🙂

  9. Mommy Rockin' In Style

    April 11, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Wow ang galing! Didn’t know that our hands’ traces pala can serve as sun rays. What a brilliant idea mommy! 🙂

  10. ninasogue

    April 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    That’s a cute sun! I can’t wait to have these crafting activities with the little one 🙂

  11. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    April 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    That’s a nice way to bond with your daughter!

  12. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    April 12, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Doing arts and crafts at home is a nice way to keep our kids productive during summer. It’s also a nice bonding activity between parents and kids.

  13. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    April 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Very nice. Looks like your daughter is enjoying your bonding time. 🙂 Goal ko rin yang lose weight — ilang summers na, wahahaha!

    1. Ayi

      April 13, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Push mommy! :))

  14. den

    April 13, 2016 at 1:41 am

    This is so so cute and a very wonderful way of bonding with your little one. 🙂

  15. Donna

    April 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Cool! Will try this at home. This will surely be a hit to my daughter 😊

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