We are starting our flower theme this week and I wanted to add a new project to our curriculum. I came up with a paper plate sunflower which I think turned out really 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 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:
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