Paper Sun

Need a quick way to make a paper sun? Learn how to fold and cut paper into a sun with twelve rays.
Paper Sun craft


  • Orange and yellow paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Wiggle eyes and yarn (optional)
  • Protractor (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Paper Sun craft 1. Start out with any rectangular piece of orange or yellow paper (e.g. A4, Letter size, or 9" x 12").
Step 2 Paper Sun craft 2. Fold one top corner down to meet the opposite edge, forming a triangle.
Step 3 Paper Sun craft 3. Cut the excess paper below the triangle.
Step 4 Paper Sun craft 4. Fold the triangle in half to come up with a smaller triangle.
Step 5 Paper Sun craft Ask for an adult's help.5. Invert the triangle so that the solid corner (the corner corresponding to the paper's center) is at the bottom. Divide the triangle into 3 equal sections, each with a 30 degree angle. The most accurate way to do this is to use a protractor. If you don't have a protractor, you can estimate the size of the sections as you do Steps 6 and 7.
Step 6 Paper Sun craft 6. Once you've marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front.
Step 7 Paper Sun craft 7. Similarly fold the right section towards the front.
Step 8 Paper Sun craft 8. Flip the entire shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge is facing front. Cut along the horizontal edge so that you come up with a wedge.
Step 9 Paper Sun craft 9. Draw a "V" connecting the top corners of the wedge. The taller you draw your "V", the longer your sun's rays will be. Cut along the line.
Step 10 Paper Sun craft 10. Carefully unfold the paper to reveal a sun with twelve rays.
Step 11 Paper Sun craft 11. Draw and cut out a paper circle. Glue the circle at the center of the sun.
Step 12 Paper Sun craft 12. Draw a face on your sun if you like. You can also glue on a pair of wiggle eyes and a yarn mouth.