Life-Sized Sunflower Craft for Kindergarten

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This is a super fun sunflower craft for kindergarten because it is as tall as the kiddo when it is finished. And, of course, this flower craft can also be enjoyed by preschoolers and elementary aged kiddos too. One of my favorite sites is a field full of sunflowers. It is a happy scene that comes and goes too quickly.

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This is a great activity to practice cutting straight lines, though cutting out all of these at once is a lot to ask of any childs attention span. So, give a hand to make light work or have kids work together. If your kiddo has not yet learned to use scissors and is not ready to practice, pre-cut the strips and have them help form the chain. This is a perfect way to practice working the hands together (bilateral coordination), which is a foundational skill to using scissors. Also, working the stapler is a fun way to develop hand strength. Though you may want to give a little assistance as little hands may tire out pretty quickly. Or use a glue stick to make each link instead.


  • Green construction paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Paper plate (9-inch coated)
  • Brown paint
  • Newspaper
  • Medium pompom
  • Clothespin
  • Stapler with staples
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Scotch tape
  • Pipe cleaner-any color
  • Sunflower craft template

**Doing hands-on activities with your children is so beneficial and can lead to some wonderful family interactions. So, we want to make it as simple as possible to craft with your kids. Make your kit using our FREE printable list, or fill your Amazon cart, and you will have all you need to make EVERY SINGLE CRAFT ON THIS BLOG! Prep once so that you can craft along at a moments notice!

Sunflower Craft for Kids Instructions

Step 1: Paint

  • Cut the curved crinkled edge off of the paper plate, leaving a large flat circle
  • Place the circle on the newspaper
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Squeeze a little brown paint onto the newspaper
  • Dab brown paint onto the circle, covering it completely
  • Allow the paint to dry
Sunflower kids craft step 1
Sunflower Kids’ Craft Step 1

Step 2: Use the Printable Craft Template

  • Trace 14-15 petals onto the yellow construction paper and cut them out
  • Trace 4-6 leaves onto the green construction paper and cut them out
  • Fold the ends of the leaves by about 1″

Step 3: Make the Stem

  • Cut stripes of green paper approximately 1 1/2″ wide (about 5 per sheet), the length of the short side of the paper
  • You will need about 30 strips.
  • To cut the strips straight, make a fold first
  • Make a chain using the strips of green paper, using the stapler to close each link
  • *If you are working with a little one, pre-cut the strips and use the glue stick to form each link instead of the stapler.
Sunflower step 3
Sunflower step 3

Step 4: Add the Leaves

  • Staple leaves on the sides onto alternating chain links (or glue them in place)
Sunflower Kids Craft step 4
Sunflower kids craft step 4

Step 5: Put the Pedals on Your Paper Sunflower Craft

  • Now that the paint has dried, use the glue stick to attach the petals to the back of the brown painted circle
  • This will form the head of the sunflower
Sunflower step 5
Sunflower step 5

Step 6: Put Together Your Sunflower Craft for Kindergarten

  • Make the pipe cleaner into a loop and tape to the back of the flower head
  • Tape the stem of the sunflower onto the head of the flower in the back
sunflower kids craft step 6
sunflower step 6

Now that you know how to make this paper sunflower craft, make an entire garden of them. Wouldn’t these be beautiful hanging in a collection. Turn it into a beautiful photo shoot.

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