Sun Drawing for Kids: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide 

Written By Pamily| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 17th May, 2024

The sun is like a huge, warm smile in the sky, waking us up every morning and hugging us with its warmth. It gives us light to play all day. Drawing the first sun can be a beautiful experience for your child. It is not even that hard, and they will get to practice and master the circles and triangles through it. This blog will give you a simple step-by-step guide about how to draw a bright sun from start to finish. You will pick up all the tips and tricks to make the sun look beautiful.

You should always encourage them in their passion, they will become experts in their skill only through practice, and you never know if they might even get admission to any of the best schools for their talent in co-curricular activities. 

We even have a worksheet attached below this blog for the extra practice of your child. Let us start.

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Sun Drawing for Kids
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide for drawing the sun
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

Here is a list of materials you need for drawing and colouring the bright sun:

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Coloured Pencils 
  • Glitter pens
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Step-by-Step Guide for Drawing the Sun

The sun smiles down on us every day, bringing warmth and light to us and every living thing. Let us draw the sun in simple steps.

Step 1: Make the circle.

First, draw four dotted lines intersecting each other, as shown in the image, to create a guide for your circle. Then, use these lines to draw the circle in perfect proportion.

Step 2: Create the triangles.

Draw four triangles on each side of the sun. Use the lines as a grid to ensure everything stays in the right portion.

Step 3: Make the happy face

Now, add the remaining triangles around the sun. Draw a happy face inside the circle by making two small black dots above the horizontal line for the eyes and an arch below the eyes for the smile.

Step 4: Erase the lines

Now, carefully remove all the extra lines that you have created for the grid. And outline your sun with a dark pen. This will make it look more cute. 

Step 5: Colour it.

Here is the fun part: colour the sun a bright shade of yellow. Add small white dots inside the eyes to create depth, and draw pink circles on the cheeks to make the sun look like it’s blushing.

Final Touches

Carefully erase any extra marks or unwanted lines. If you like, you can darken the sun’s border. You can also experiment with glitters to make the sun look sparkling. Pat yourself on the back for drawing such a beautiful, bright sun! I am sure you will feel the brightness and warmth of the sun every time you look at it.

Tips and Tricks

  • You can colour the background of the sun, blue to represent the sky.
  • You can also draw some simple clouds beside the sun if you want to create a scenic background.
  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is about expressing yourself, so don’t worry about perfecting it.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t stress. Use your eraser and try again.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing until you become a pro!


Awesome! Your child has made a drawing of a perfect bright sun! It looks so cheerful and bright. Make a poster out of their artwork, hang it up in their room, and let them see their beautiful drawing every day. That will be a fun reminder of their artistic skills. 

And here’s a worksheet below to practise the drawing even better. Drawing is such a fun way to spend these sunny days! Keep up the great work, and have a day!

Sun Drawing for Kids Worksheet

Varsha & Adi

Hi, we are Varsha and Adi, and we’re on a mission to help parents make the right choice for their kids’ education. Picking a school is like a 10-year commitment, and we realized parents needed clear, no-nonsense info. That’s why we created Candid Schools, where you can get the real deal on schools without the fancy jargon. Our goal is simple: to give parents the info they need to make the best choice for their little ones.

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