Blessed Winter Solstice! I hope you spend some time tonight reflecting on the gifts of the sun – warmth, light, and energy. I’ve been talking to my daughter about what it all means, so making sun symbols is an obvious choice for a toddler Winter Solstice craft! These simple sun ornaments can be decorations and gifts for loved ones. Bee enjoyed making these, especially because it involved her new favorite hobby – finger painting!
- card stock
- finger paints (warm colors)
- a sun stencil – I used a sun/flower shaped cookie cutter
- a pencil
- a hole punch
- other materials to decorate further if desired
Let your child attack the card stock with sun colored finger paints – yellow, orange, red, etc. Bee enjoyed mushing the colors together to see how they interacted. We let it dry for a few hours. Next, I used cookie cutters to trace sun shapes before cutting them out with scissors. Bee wanted to decorate them more. I was amazed at her style – she drew a dot or line on each sun ray, and added some pretty decent spirals for her age! We punched holes in them for yarn so they can be hung from tree branches. I wrote a little message on the back and we are giving some as gifts from her to loved ones! She personally picked out each sun, naming the recipients.