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Cute Paper Plate Sunflower Craft for Kids

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Looking for an easy craft to engage your little ones? Our paper plate sunflower craft is just the thing to bring a burst of sunshine and creativity into your home or classroom. This craft is perfect for kids of all ages, combining the joy of hands-on activity with the beauty of nature.

This sunflower will brighten up any room and offer a wonderful opportunity for children to develop fine motor skills, express their artistic flair, and learn about the wonders of the natural world.

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So, gather your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and get ready for a blooming good time with our paper plate sunflower craft!

Supplies Needed for Your Sunflower Craft

Gathering the right materials is the first step in your paper plate sunflower crafting adventure. Nothing complex, just a few basics that you probably already have at home or can easily get your hands on.

Here’s what you’ll need for your paper plate sunflower:

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How to Make a Sunflower With a Paper Plate

This sunflower paper plate craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids who love to get creative in and out of the classroom! Not only is it a fun and easy craft, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about flowers and the growth process. Plus, it’s a great addition to any spring or summer-themed activities.

1. Cut & Paint Your Paper Plate Sunflower

To begin, have your child paint two paper plates yellow to resemble the petals of a sunflower. This is a great way to let them use their imagination and creativity, but if they prefer, you can also use yellow construction paper instead.

As mentioned above, try to use different yellow paint colors, or yellow and orange. Then, set them to the side to dry. Once they are finished drying, allow your child to cut out their own version of a sunflower.

If your child is younger, you have them skip this step and cut out the flowers for them once they are painted.

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2. Glue Your Sunflower Craft

Once your paper plate sunflower craft is cut out, glue them together, making sure you can see both paper plates, like in the image below. You can use a regular glue stick, or try using a hot glue gun for a faster drying time. But really any glue will work.

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3. Cut Out the Center of Your Sunflower

Next, grab a brown piece of paper and cut a circle. This will be the center of your sunflower craft.

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4. Assemble Your Sunflower

Finally, glue the brown circle to the center of your sunflower!

Now it’s time to add some details! Paint a popsicle stick green and attach it as the stem of your flower. Add glitter, sequins, or even stickers to decorate the petals and make your flower unique.

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Finished Sunflower Paper Plate Craft

Here is the finished sunflower craft!


Whether used as a seasonal decoration, a classroom project, or a bonding activity, the paper plate sunflower craft is a delightful and rewarding project that brings a touch of sunshine into any setting.

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Let’s read about flowers!

Let’s keep the fun going with these fun reads! There are so many benefits to reading aloud to kids. It’s even been found that reading books to toddlers can help build their empathy, aiding in social-emotional development.

Regardless of age, the advantages of instilling a love for reading early on are vast and should not be overlooked.

Must-read books all about flowers:

Activities centered around flowers!

Are you looking for fun activities for kids centered around learning all about sunflowers? Look no further!

  1. Planting Sunflower Seeds: Teach kids about gardening by letting them plant sunflower seeds in pots or directly in the garden. Discuss what seeds need to grow (sunlight, water, soil) and track their growth over time.
  2. Sunflower Art: Use sunflowers as inspiration for art projects. Kids can paint or draw sunflowers using various materials like paints, markers, or crayons. They can also create collages using real sunflower petals or seeds.
  3. Sunflower Anatomy: Teach children about the parts of a sunflower (stem, petals, seeds, etc.) through a hands-on exploration. You can dissect a sunflower to examine its parts closely and discuss their functions.
  4. Sunflower Counting: Use sunflower seeds for counting activities. You can create math games where kids count seeds or petals or use them as simple addition or subtraction manipulatives.

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