Paper Plate Sunflower Craft to Make with Kids

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Paper Plate Sunflower Craft to Make with Kids

Introduction:

Create a paper plate sunflower easily using stuff lying around.Β  Using some paints and buttons, you can have a beautiful paper flower that you can use to decorate any room! It is also a great bonding activity for parents and children to do!

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Tools

  • Scissors
  • Compass or any small cylindrical container where you can trace a circle
  • Pencil or Marker

Supplies

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Yellow, Green, and Brown Paint (you may use other materials to colors such as markers and crayons
  • Glue
  • Scotch tape or Double-sided tape
  • Black Buttons
How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Materials
Step 1

Create the base of your sunflower.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 1

Get your paper plate and draw a small circle on the center of it.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 2

To make a perfect circle, use a compass or something round. For this illustration, I traced a small round container to make a perfect circle in the middle. Once drawn, the outside part will be the yellow petals of your flower, and the inner circle will be the inner flower.

Fun Fact: A sunflower is not actually a single flower! A piece of sunflower is composed of hundreds of flowers. Even the dark brown center of the sunflowers are hundreds of little small flowers.

Step 2

Paint your sunflower.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 3

Color the outer circle with some yellow paint.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 4

Now color the center with some brown paint. After painting, let the paint dry for a few minutes.

Step 3

Create the petals

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 6

To mimic the appearance of the yellow petals of a sunflower. Snip along the dashed lines, as shown in the picture above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 7

Make sure not to cut the brown part of your paper plate sunflower.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 8

Your paper plate sunflower is almost done! It’s nice as is, but you cant even make it a lot prettier by adding buttons!

Step 4

Add some finishing touches to the sunflower

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 9

Add some black buttons to the brown part of your flower. This creates a nice finishing touch! Use glue to stick the buttons.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 10

Your sunflower is done! It’s pretty as-is and can already be used for decoration. You can create the stalk if you follow the next instruction below.

Step 5

Create the stalk of your sunflower paper plate

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 11

Get another paper plate and paint it green.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 12

Cut along the dashed lines as shown.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 13

Once cut, it should look like this!

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 14

With some tape, connect the 2 green strips of the stalk. This will be the stalk.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 15

The 2 half circles will be the leaves of the sunflower. Please attach it to the stalk with some tape.

Step 6

Assemble your paper plate sunflower

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Step 16

Connect the sunflower and the stalk with some tape.

How to Make a Paper Plate Sunflower - Finish

Voila! Your paper sunflower is done! Stick some tape at the back to decorate your wall with this pretty craft.

Extra Tips

  • Besides black buttons, you may use black seeds or draw some small polka dots to make your sunflower.
  • If you want your sunflower to be sturdy, attach a long wooden stick at the back. That way, you can stick it to a pot and used it as a plant decoration.
  • There are many ways to make a flower from paper plates. Go and explore and have fun creating!
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5 COMMENTS

  1. I absolutely love this! My kid and I made a lot of different flowers with just this one idea forget-me-not, daffodil, pansy, and anemone. New reader here – please make a subscribe button and I will glady subscribe. TYSM

  2. gorgeous

  3. πŸ’Nice. One thing though, definitely need a stick in my opinion

  4. Keep it up, all the best and thank you for making this turorial

  5. I made this for my mommy <3 πŸ™

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