It’s been a long, cold lonely winter
It feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun,
and I say, It’s all right
The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun” Lyrics inspired this little sun craft. Spring has arrived in the Midwest! This is my all time favorite song to welcome spring. I grew up in the Midwest, so you would think I can handle the weather, but living in Los Angeles just ruins one’s ability to handle any weather outside of wonderfully perfect. Ha.
Onward to crafting!
Tools for the trade:
2. Glue- we used a glue stick
3. Paper- Construction paper or Card stock and also a decorative paper such as scrapbook paper/ gift wrap/specialty paper, just to add dimension and some pop.
We used yellow and orange cardstock and a lovely printed handmade paper from “The Paper Source” that my brother gave us.
4. A lid or some sort of template for your round sun base. We used a toy cookie jar lid.
5. Ruler or any straight edge to trace out triangles for your sun rays.
1. Use your lid to trace the circles on to your paper.
2. Cut them out with scissors
3. Use your straight edge to draw triangles. Cut those out as well
4. Because my decorative paper was very thin, I used the glue stick to glue the backs onto card stock to make them thicker and give them support. You may want to do the same if you are using gift wrap for example, or a thinner paper such as we did.
5. Glue the wide edge of your triangle sun rays to the back edge of the sun circle bases and let dry. If you have curling, simply place under a heavy book.
You can punch a hole and string for hanging if you wish. We simply taped ours up with some crafted paper clouds and butterflies and made a little wall scene. I will post the ribbon cloud craft in a day or two.
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