Everyone knows summer crafts for kids are a great way to pass the time. Celebrate sunny days by making this dangling sun mobile.

Poke a hole in the top of a mini paper plate and tie on a yarn loop for hanging. Decorate the back side of your plate with orange and yellow tissue paper squares. Cut yellow construction paper into long, 1-inch strips and glue ends together to form eight loops. Glue the loops around the perimeter of your decorated paper plate.

Summer Sun Mobile Craft

Supplies to make a Dangling Sun Mobile Craft

To give your mobile a finished look, cover the backside of another plate with glue and press onto the back of your sun plate, covering the glued ends of the construction paper strips and your yarn knot.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.


  1. This sun is adorable! I intend to share it with my daughter’s preschool teachers. They will love it!

    Ann    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  2. Too cute! I love how colorful, yet not too complicated this is. Definitely breaking this idea out the next time I teach.

    Erica    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  3. Thank you so much for this adorable tutorial!

    Kate@Songs Kate Sang    Thursday, June 28, 2012
  4. Thanks for tis cute n colourful sun mobile! Will do it with my tiny-tots when school reopen next month!

    DeannaYeo    Friday, May 24, 2013
  5. This is perfect for my playgroup craft tomorrow…thanks for sharing.

    Bron    Monday, November 4, 2013
  6. I love this project and am looking to do it on Monday with a group of kiddos! I am having trouble printing it out though. It only prints blank pages? Any ideas to offer? Thanks! It’s so adorable!

    Bridget Montgomery    Saturday, July 5, 2014

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