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This summer, work on fine motor skills with this crumpled paper sunflower preschool craft. It’s perfect for little ones and looks great on display!
Crumpling paper is a great activity to help little ones build fine motor muscles in their hands. These muscles are important when it comes to learning to write, tie shoes, and much more.
This fun summer craft project is made even easier when you print out the free sunflower template below.
Sunflowers are so much fun! Kids love that they grow so tall, and they always turn their faces to the sun. In the fall, the birds come pick out all the seeds.
Crumpled Paper Sunflower Craft
Your little ones will enjoy making this summer craft, and you’ll love how easy it is for them to complete with the free printable sunflower template below.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
Start by gathering up some colored craft papers for your sunflower. While yellow and brown are sunflower colors, your child can choose any color they’d like for this craft.
Cut the craft paper into small square pieces. I find that tissue paper works well for this craft since it’s thin and easy to crumple.
Crumple the paper squares into small balls one by one. Trace the sunflower pattern (click the link to download) on a piece of cardstock or poster board. Cut out the shapes.
Starting with the center of the flower, glue the brown paper balls on the center part of the cut out flower pattern.
Once the center is filled with paper, start adding the yellow crumpled balls to fill in the petals.
Continue until all the petals are filled. Then, fill in the leaf with green paper balls.
Grab a popsicle stick and attach the sunflower on one end. Glue the leaf below the flower. Allow the craft to dry.
Now, your preschooler can put it on display. Maybe they’ll want to make several to create an entire flower garden!
Life Cycle of a Sunflower Worksheets
Summer and fall are the best time of year to study sunflowers. This pack of life cycle of a sunflower worksheets features 16 hands-on activities!
BOOKS ABOUT FlowersFill your book basket with a great collection of preschool flower books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Look! Flowers! – Look! Flowers! They’re beautiful to see. Turn the page and you’ll find out how amazing they can be. Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet – From the aster to the zinnia, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces very young children to 26 types of flowers from across the globe. For each one, she offers a single defining characteristic, some of them very surprising. The Reason for a Flower – The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Let your kids be artists! They’ll love painting their own sunflower! This is like a coloring page, but even better – the end result is a beautiful canvas painting!
This sunflower life cycle puzzle teaches the growth of a plant from seedling to full bloom. Multiple layers and puzzles within a single frame. Easy storage of all the pieces self encased in the puzzle itself.