This paper plate Sunflower Craft idea is a fun kids craft to make when covering gardening topics. You can cover the topic of flowers growing and even plant the seeds from the project.
The pretty yellow sunflower craft paper plate also makes a cute Mother's Day gift from little ones. Make these in the spring to cover planting seeds and how plants grow. In the fall you can discuss harvesting and how animals eat the seeds.
This paper plate sunflower craft for kids is easy and requires few supplies. It's a great childrens craft at home or in the classroom.
Paper Plate Sunflower Craft for Kids
Here is a simple visual guide to making this easy children's paper craft. Guide them along yourself or use the pictures to help them along. Full printable directions below as well as the printable paper sunflower image to cut out.
Supplies you will need:
- paper plates
- crayons (green, blue and yellow)
- green craft sticks
- sunflower seeds
Making the Growing Sunflowers Craft
Start kids off with paper plates and crayons. If you prefer to have them paint, supply the children with brushes and green, blue and yellow paint.
Have kids draw and color a sunny day with field of grass.
Print out the paper sunflowers and cut a slit in the plate right where the grassline is.
Glue green craft sticks to the backs of the flowers to serve as their stems.
Once dry, flip them over and glue sunflower seeds in the shell onto the center of the flower.
Now kids can push the flower up through the slit in the plate to make it grow.
Here is the link to the Printable Sunflowers to use in the craft:
Easy Kids Mother's Day Card/Gift
If mom loves sunflowers, glue the sunflower onto the plate or leave it as is for her to grow. Either way it is a thoughtful gift for any mom or grandmother.
Once the thrill of crafting the project is over or the craft gets damaged with play, kids can plant the flower outside and real sunflowers may just grow.
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Growing Paper Plate Sunflower Craft
- White paper plate
- Printable sunflower template
- Green craft sticks
- Sunflower seeds
- Draw a summer scene on a paper plate.
- Cut a slit in the plate along the ground as a place for the sunflowers to grow.
- Print the sunflower template and cut out each flower.
- Glue a green crat stick to the back of each flower.
- Glue sunflower seeds to the center of each flower.
- Allow the glue to dry, then make the sunflower grow by placing the craft stick through the slit in the paper plate.