Make a Paper Plate Sun! Put a nickel on the table, give your child a piece of yellow construction paper, and show them how to tear the paper into small pieces, to match the size of the nickel. After they have torn several pieces of paper, have them glue the pieces to the paper plate to cover the entire surface. Then draw a set of triangles on orange construction paper, and have your child cut them out and glue them to the back of the plate. Use markers to add a face or decorate the sun. Hang the finished project from the window and let the sun shine in!