Judy’s Handmade Creations uses our Bright Buttons!

Judy from Judy’s Handmade Creations used our Bright Buttons to decorate lovely handmade cards! R2131 Bright Buttons are perfect for a variety of different projects, including scrapbooking and collage! The post, entitled “Summer Mini Album 2013!!” was posted on June 27, … Continue reading

MAKE’s Phillip Torrone reviews our Human X-Rays!

I was sent this link a while back and figured I’d let the craft world know about the reception one of our products got at the NYC Toy Fair in 2008. Phillip Torrone of MAKE was present at the Toy … Continue reading

BIG IDEAS: Stained Glass Window Tessellations

Cover your entire classroom window with beautiful stained glass designs. Match the edges of the adorable animal shapes to create perfect tessellations. Teach students about tessellations, colors, light refraction, puzzle matching and more! The end result is amazing and everyone … Continue reading

Patt’sArt uses our Insect Rubbing Plates!

Patt from Patt’sArt uses our R5803 Insect Rubbing Plates to make beautiful textile prints. She rubs special fabric ink to bring the texture onto the textile piece. Check it out! Patt published her process in four posts. In each post, … Continue reading

Fingerprint Caterpillars

This art project is perfect for exercising fine motor skills! Crayon rubbings create natural images of leaves for special fingerpaint caterpillars to rest on. PLUS: This week we’re launching our challenge section for each craft! Try out the challenge below … Continue reading

Christina from TCMU Camp shares her experience on using our Face Pads!

The Children’s Museum in Greenville, South Carolina recently hosted an art program for kids. One of the programs used our R51449 Face Pads to make gorgeous collage portraits with magazine cutouts. Guest poster Christina Drotor tells us more about the … Continue reading

Rachel from Color and Collage uses our Skintone Paper!

Following the line of Romare Bearden-inspired artwork is this project gem from Color and Collage! Rachel shows us how her students used our R15233 Skintone Paper to make these colorful Rockstar Portraits!  To view the full post, please visit Rachel’s post … Continue reading

Double Color Card Festive Sun

Colored Card Sun LFBA

Experiment with our amazing R22052 Double Color Card Sheets to make beautiful festive suns! Use scraps from the sun ray templates to make the colorful mosaic center.Summer is all about color, light and fun times–celebrate the best things about this season with this fun craft! You can hang the suns on a wall as part of a summer display or attach them to a mobile.

Age: 5-10

Duration: 20 minutes

You’ll Need:

• R22052 Double Color Card Sheets

• Template Sun Rays

• Scissors

• Glue

• Tape

Line-12This is a pretty simple craft thanks to our R22052 Double Color Card Sheets. Both sides of the card sheets are printed with color, which allows students to mix and match the colors as they please.


Print out the Sun Rays template for each project. We’ve made 6 different designs to choose from. You can vary the styles any way you like! Mix the wavy sun rays with the curved triangular rays or the linear triangle sun rays with the grooved sun rays. The similarly styled sun rays are different sizes. You can order the rays around the sun by pattern (such as big-small-big-small) or experiment with a whole variety of styles.

Try out different colors too! Use any color you want–the more colors will bring out the most sizzle!

P6182514Cut out the templates and place onto one R22052 Double Color Card Sheet. Trace the template onto the sheet and cut out. Reuse the templates to make more rays for the circumference of the sun.

P6182518You will get about six or seven sun rays out of one Double Color Card Sheet. Don’t stare at it for too long! 😉 Tip: Save all your scraps for later!

P6182505Cut out the circle for the sun using a bowl. The bowl needs to fit inside the Double Color Card Sheet. Our Classroom Bowls make great storage for collage materials or paint! Another function is using them as stencils! Tip: Save all the scraps from the Double Color Card Sheets for later!


Cut out the outline for the circle. You can arrange the sun rays onto the circumference of the sun circle to see how it all looks before you start taping.

P6182521Place the sun rays all along the circle’s edge. Tape the ends down to the back of the sun.

P6182522Lift up each ray along the tape’s edge. Dab a bit of glue under the sun’s ray and onto the back of the sun. Press the ray back down to adhere it fully.


Here I added more sun rays to the back of the sun. I interspersed some larger sun rays with smaller sun rays and alternated the colors, too!


Remember to add glue to the underside of the sun rays! This helps to secure it in place and keeps the rays from bending backward.

P6182529Flip over the sun to reveal bright, beautiful and bold colors!

P6182531Use the scraps from cutting out the sun’s rays for the mosaic centers. Keep snipping at angles to cut the scraps into triangles. The mosaics can be all different sizes and don’t need to all be the same. Flip over the Double Card mosaic pieces to get different colors.

P6182534Arrange a handful of mosaics onto the center of the sun. Flip over and rotate the triangles to fit perfectly into the center. Leave space between the triangle mosaics so that parts of the sun’s center can show through. You can arrange the mosaics by color or by size. Randomize the colors as I’ve done for the sun example above, or try putting similar colors together (scroll down to see the green sun example–I arranged the purple, blue and teal mosaics all into their own sections).

Try out different combinations! How did it turn out for you?

P6182537Glue down the mosaics pieces. Punch a hole through the tip of one sun ray. Thread string through the hole and hang.


Beautiful festive suns are all you need to liven up your wall space!


Show us your festive sun artwork for summer! Send photos of your work to us to get featured in an upcoming post! Contact us through the contact form. We’d love to hear from you.