I am always looking for some fun crafts for my kids, especially in the summer. What better way to celebrate summer than to make your own life-size sunflower!
Designed by: Robyn
Time: 20-30 minutes
Level: Quick and Easy
Here's what you need:
- Craft Glue Dots® Dot N Go®
- White paper plates
- Brown, golden yellow, and green paint
- Wooden dowels
Here's what you do:
Start by having your kiddos paint a paper plate yellow.
Let it dry and paint another paper plate green.
(Tip: If you want to speed up the drying process, hair dryers work great!)
While they are drying, cut your dowels to the length that you want your sunflowers to be. (Your choice how long you want them. We opted for a few different lengths to make it more fun.)
After they have dried, cut around the outside of the yellow plate to create your sunflower petals. We even cut tips on each of them to shape them better.
Next, have the kids make the sunflower's seeds by using their fingerprints, dipped in brown paint. Have them dot a few fingerprints into the centers of their yellow plates.
Cut your green painted plates into leaf-shaped pieces.
Using your Craft Dots, adhere your sunflowers and leaves to your wooden dowel.
Go "plant" them in the yard, or place them in a vase inside for some summer fun.
My girls really enjoyed making these and wanted to make a whole garden of them and place them in the ground outside. I am thinking that would be the perfect summer day picture backdrop as well! Have fun!
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Hi! I’m Robyn and blog over at Create it. Go! I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and love being outside. I’m a mom to five fun, crazy kiddos that I love, ranging in age from 16 down to 4. And I’m a wife to a man that I love laughing wtih! I love to create. I love papercrafting, working with wood, upcycles, repuposes, and DIY’s, crafting anything in general, trying out new recipes, sewing, photography, you name it! I also like to pick up a good book and ignore those dishes and laundry that never seem to go away. haha My life is never boring and can almost always use some re-balancing and simplifying. It’s not perfect, but I love it!