Summer Sunflower Craft

Nothing says summer like a field of sunflowers; they are so pretty and cheery.  Our Kidfunideas Sunflower craft makes a fun classroom project or decoration.  Make one, two or a whole wall full.  

 

What you'll need:

  • Construction paper: Yellow, Green & Orange

  • One recycled paper towel tube

  • Scissors

  • Glue dots & White glue

  • Foam brush

  • Tape

  • Stapler

  • Lentils or sunflower seeds

  • Kidfunideas.com Sunflower pattern

How to make it:

  1. Using your sunflower pattern cut out your flower petals and stem and leaf pieces. You will need 16 flower petal pieces, two leaves, and 2 flower centerpieces.

  2. Flatten your paper towel tube. Cover the tube with a sheet of green construction paper and staple or tape it into place. This with be your flower stem.  For a really long flower, instead of using a paper towel tube, you can use a recycled wrapping paper tube.

  3. Take each petal piece and fold it in half lengthwise as indicated in the pattern.  Divide the petals into 2 piles. Use tape to attach eight petals to the center flower circle with the fold-up spacing them out around the center circle.  Next, take your second pile of flower petals and attach them in-between the first set of petals with the fold of the petal down.

  4. Use glue dots to glue the green stem of the flower to the back of the flower head.  Then use glue dots to attach the second flower center, covering up the attached petals.

  5. Flip your flower over and attach the leaves to the stem with glue.

  6. Apply a layer of white glue to the front of the flower center and arrange your sunflower seeds or lentils to the center of the flower.  Let dry and you are done.

Easy print version 

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Kidfunideas.com Summer Sunflower craft for kids. perfect as part of a nature or flower theme
Kidfunideas.com Summer sunflower picture of making the flower stem
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflowers picture of the petals and how to fold them
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower picture of attaching the first 8 petals
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower craft picture of attaching the second set of petals
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower picture of attaching glue dots to the stem of the flower
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower picture of applying glue to the center of the flower
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower picture of attaching the center of the flower
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower picture of attaching the sunflower seeds to the center of the flower
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower picture of the final sunflowers completed craft

Easy print version 

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Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower petal pattern
 Kidfunideas.com Sunflower petal pattern. Cut 16 from yellow
Kidfunideas.com summer sunflower pattern for center of flower and leaf pattern
 Kidfunideas.com Sunflower leaf pattern. Cut 2-3 from green
 Kidfunideas.com Sunflower center flower pattern. Cut 2 from Orange