Rainy Day Sunshine

We have had a lot of rain and clouds recently in Ohio, but yesterday morning, we brought some sun into our kitchen with this cute sun smiley face. This sun can be modified to be great for little ones who are 6 months to 8 years old.


Materials Needed

  • White paper
  • Yellow paint
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors

First I cut out a white circle and had my daughter paint it. She uses her hands, but older children can both cut out the circle themselves and use a paint brush or a sponge to paint the circle yellow.


After the yellow circle dried, I cut out yellow strips. I’d suggest between 15 and 20 strips. I then helped my daughter glue them on the back (the part not painted) of the sun.


This was definitely an all day project. We came back to it a total of three times. Once the glue on the back dried, I flipped it over. We added eyes and I guided her hand to make a little smile.


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