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Paper Plate Sunflowers

Paper Plate Sunflowers
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Students will use paper plates as a canvas as they create bright, colorful paper plate sunflowers.

By Karen Rowley [Karen is a teacher at St. Norbert Pre-K in Orange, California]

What You Need:

  • paper plates
  • unshelled sunflower seeds
  • brown paint mixed with glue
  • yellow paint
  • green construction paper
  • glue
  • scissors

What You Do:

Bring in real sunflowers for the class to see. Children may make their own sunflowers.

This activity makes a wonderful bulletin board display and provides concrete examples of the parts of a sunflower.

  1. Children will paint a paper plate with yellow paint and let dry
  2. Children will paint the center of the paper plate with brown paint mixed with glue.
  3. While the paint/glue mixture is still wet, children will put unshelled sunflower. Let dry.
  4. Children may cut stems and leaves for their sunflowers.

We have made a variation on this activity and added the child’s picture.

Add to a garden theme, a picnic theme, or science theme.


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