Paper Plate Sunflower
One of my favorite theme is gardening and I love having the children make paper plate sunflowers ... they always turn out so cute!!
We used nine inch paper plates but you could also use the smaller ones. We painted the paper plate yellow using do-a-dot markers (you can also finger paint the plates) and blotted off the extra paint with a paper towel.
After the paint had dried we put glue around the edge of the plate. We pressed on flower petals that we had cut out of yellow tissue paper. We went back and applied more glue and flower petals in the gaps to give it a layered look.
The last step was to apply glue drops to the center of the paper plate and press sunflower seeds on. I encouraged the children to put as many seeds on as possible.
Once the glue dried we hung them up around the room and they look awesome!! I love this project because it really gives the children a chance to work on fine motor development. You can see a video of this project below:
5/16/2016 10:15:31 am
What a fun project to do! I have all of those materials on hand so we will work on them today. Thanks for being such an inspiration Shelley!!
5/18/2016 09:02:58 am
Thank you so much Amy!! I hope you have fun with the project!!
5/16/2016 10:19:36 am
This is really cute Shelley. Can't wait to do this with my home preschool students. Would your recommend the do a dot paint over regular painting with a brush?
5/18/2016 09:04:09 am
Hi Candace ... you could use either but my favorite is the do-a-dot markers.
5/16/2016 12:34:23 pm
Love, love, love, these!!! I know my daycare kids will have fun making these. Thanks!
5/18/2016 09:05:05 am
Thank you so much Bev!! We hung ours up and they look awesome!
5/11/2018 08:29:42 am
What a perfect project for today! Thank you so much for all the fun material you provide for my classroom!!
5/12/2020 12:38:20 pm
So cute!! We are going to make these with our kindergarten students using Zoom. I think being on lockdown from the pandemic has sucked the life out of all of us but these flowers just put some back in. Thanks for everything you do Miss Shelley. We are so lucky to have found you.
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