3 In Color/ Painted Paper

Happy Sun Rays


The sun will come out! Do you need to reintroduce a warm and cool concept in a colorful way? Here is a fun lesson that incorporates line and color. My students really enjoy creating these adorable suns.  

Here Is What You Will Need:


Adding the Lines 

With a sharpie, create lines to represent the rays of the sun and waves in the sea.

HINT: Using a straight edge or a ruler will help create straight lines when making the rays. 

Add wavy lines to represent the water.



Adding the Paint

With a good premium tempera paint and a medium flat brush start painting the rays. I suggest to start with the color yellow and proceed to fill the rays with the WARM colors: orange and red. Some students painted in a symmetrical pattern while others did a different pattern. The waves were painted with COOL colors: Blue, Purple and Green.

Let dry.

Adding The Sun

Draw the shape of the sun on the back of a piece of previously painted paper. Cut out and glue down. With a wide angled black sharpie, redefine the lines of the rays and sun.

Display for all to enjoy!

Keep on Creating!


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  • Reply
    ellen landskroener
    February 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Laura!!❤️❤️❤️
    What grade would you suggest with these beauties?

    • Reply
      February 22, 2018 at 7:20 am

      I did these with 3rd and 4th.

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    De Knutseljuf Ede
    March 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Hello Laura! It is beautiful! Bijlenie (The Netherlands) made the suns also, she was inspired by your blog. Maybe you like it to see it: https://yoo.rs/bijlenie/blog/tekenen-met-de-knutselvriendinnetjes-1520722707.html?Ysid=88861

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