Sunflower Craft

Here’s our celebration of the sunshine – a sunflower craft made from tissue paper balls.

Sunflower Craft for Toddlers

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To prepare for this craft I drew an outline of a sunflower onto card, then cut up lots of tissue paper squares. This would be great fine motor skills practice for older children!

Sunflower Craft

We started with the leaves and stem. I spread glue onto the relevant areas and showed my son how to screw the tissue paper up into little balls then stick them on.

After we had finished the green, F had had enough so I decided to continue another day. Also at this point I realised that I didn’t have any brown tissue paper for the flower’s centre, so I glued on some dark brown felt instead.

A couple of days later we resumed the project and glued on the yellow tissue paper. This was definitely a joint effort and he did need help finishing the flower. But he’s only just turned 2, so an older child would be able to do more unaided.

Sunflower Craft

I like the textural contrast that the screwed up paper gives to this finished sunflower craft.

Sunflower Craft for Toddlers

This activity was part of our Yellow Crafts and Activities week.

 

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