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This sunflower paper craft is a great activity for kids to do on a long hot summer day. It is a great opportunity for kids to work on scissor skills.
I don’t know about you, but I love sunflowers. I love watching them grow so tall and turning their faces to the sun. Kids love watching the birds come collect seeds from the sunflower heads.
Add this sunflower preschool craft to your upcoming summer and/or flower lesson plans. Your kids are going to love it!
Preschoolers will work on scissor skills as they cut out the sunflower petals. However, if your little ones aren’t ready for that, you can cut them out ahead of time.
Sunflower Paper Craft
You can easily change up the colors on this flower craft. And, if your kids like to get artsy, you can have them color or paint the template instead of tracing it on colored paper.
What You’ll Need
ruler | pencil | colorful pens (I prefer a fine-tipped black sharpie)
What You’ll Do
Print out the sunflower template. Trace the petals, leaves, and stem onto colored paper. Or, have your little ones color/paint the template. Cut out each piece.
Show your kids how to take one sunflower petal and fold in one side from the bottom. Now, bring the corner toward the center diagonally. Similarly, bring the other side toward the center, and glue it there.
Now, take the round center piece, and glue the sunflower petals on the backside. Glue all the petals on the circle until it’s filled.
Now, glue the stem to the back of the flower and the leaves to either side of the stem. Use a marker or pen to draw a smiley face on the sunflower.
These can be strung together to make a garland, framed for fun summer decor, or used as a bookmark in your child’s favorite book about flowers.
Enhance Your Activity Time
Looking for some teaching tools for your flower lesson plans? Start with these nonfiction books about flowers for preschoolers!
Young learners will work on number recognition, counting, and writing with these flower math activities for preschoolers. Perfect for summer math!
It’s so much fun to learn about flowers with these worksheets that teach the life cycle of a flower for preschool. Perfect for spring and summer learning!
RESOURCES I LOVE FOR flower ACTIVITIES
These set of flower 3-part cards includes 14 different cards naming and defining parts of the flower.
This flower craft is great for learning about colors and rainbows, decorating a classroom, practicing scissor skills, or to make a colorful Mother’s Day card.
This pattern is perfect for making a life cycle of a flower felt board which teaches children about the process of planting a seed and what happens when you nurture it with sun and water.