#CraftingWithTMC : Say Hello To Mr. Sun

Apr 1, 2016 | Mom Life

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

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

    • Ayi

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Nini Perez

    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.

  3. Cheanne

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

  4. Louisa Mercado

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

  5. Pearl P.

    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

  6. Mommy Anna

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

    • Ayi

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

  7. Mommy Rockin' In Style

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

  8. ninasogue

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

  9. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    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.

  10. May De Jesus-Palacpac

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

    • Ayi

      Push mommy! :))

  11. den

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

  12. Donna

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


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