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Cute Paper Plate Sunflower Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Are you searching for a fun fall craft for the kids to make at home or in art class?

This paper plate sunflower craft is a great option! It’s easy, but takes longer than most of our crafts, so be sure to set aside ample time to do the entire project.

We’re sharing a free printable template for the leaves, and eyes so it’s simple to recreate at home with your kiddos.

Watch our quick video to see how we made this craft or read the directions below to know exactly how to recreate it with your kids.

Also, be sure to check out all of our fun paper plate crafts for kids for lots of easy activities to do all year round.

Fun Sunflower Craft For Kids

paper plate sunflower craft image collage with the words sunflower craft in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces. If you’d rather not paint and cut out the sunflower petals from paper plates, you can print the petals directly onto bright yellow and golden yellow paper and cut them out.

hands holding sunflower craft template

Paint one paper plate brown in the middle circle only. Paint another paper plate bright yellow and the third paper plate golden yellow. Let the paint dry completely.

Take the brown paper plate and cut out the inner most circle. This is the sunflower center.

hands cutting out center circle of brown paper plat e

Glue the eyes in the middle of the brown circle and then use a marker to draw on the sunflower’s mouth.

hands gluing eyes onto brown paper plate

Trace the sunflower petal all over the bright yellow and golden yellow paper plates, then cut each one out.

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hands tracing petals onto paper plate

Place the golden yellow petals evenly spaced along the outside of the paper plate, then glue into place. Make sure you use enough glue to stick the thick paper plates together.

hands gluing petals onto paper plate sunflower

Next, take the bright yellow petals and glue them between golden yellow petals. If you want to stop here and just have the flower part of the craft, that’s perfectly fine!

hands gluing petals onto paper plate sunflower

If you want to create the stalk, cut a thick, long rectangle from the green paper. Trace two petal templates on the green paper and cut out to use as leaves.

Glue the leaves onto the stalk, then flip the paper plate sunflower over and tape the stalk onto the back of the sunflower.

hands gluing leaves to sunflower stalk

Isn’t this such a cheery craft to make this fall? We’re loving it and hope your kids do too!

Two paper plate sunflower crafts

Fall Unit For Kids

Want to create an entire fall unit around this sunflower craft? If so, keep reading below for some easy to implement ideas.

Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do for your children!

Reading helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary, improves their literacy rate, boosts creativity, cognitive abilities as well as social-emotional intelligence- among other benefits.

So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall themed books for kids.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

paper plate sunflower craft

Crafting is a great way for kids of all ages to have fun! Crafting helps relieve stress, increase creativity, develop problem-solving skills, improve fine motor skills and exercise their mind as well as the body.

We’d recommend adding even more crafting options. These ones are great for fall:

Are you looking for some worksheets to help your preschooler learn about shapes, patterns and work on their fine motor skills? These fall printables for preschool will do the trick! And they’re so fun too!

Get ready for fall with these color by sight word worksheets. They’re a great way to work on your child’s reading comprehension skills in the comfort of their own home! These fun and educational sheets will help your little one gain confidence with recognizing words they know, while also learning new ones.

Help your preschooler work on fine motor skills with these printable fall pattern block mats. Simply download the file and print it out. Then you can laminate them for added durability!

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More Fall Ideas For Kids

Two paper plate sunflower crafts

Paper Plate Sunflower Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Make this cool paper plate sunflower craft with the kids this fall!

Materials

  • Paper Plates (you'll need 3 to make one sunflower)
  • Paint (in bright yellow, golden yellow, and brown)
  • Green cardstock or construction paper
  • Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sunflower template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces. If you'd rather not paint and cut out the sunflower petals from paper plates, you can print the petals directly onto bright yellow and golden yellow paper and cut them out.
  2. Paint one paper plate brown in the middle circle only. Paint another paper plate bright yellow and the third paper plate golden yellow. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Take the brown paper plate and cut out the innermost circle. This is the sunflower center.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the brown circle and then use a marker to draw on the sunflower's mouth.
  5. Trace the sunflower petal all over the bright yellow and golden yellow paper plates then cut each one out.
  6. Place the golden yellow petals evenly spaced along the outside of the paper plate, then glue into place. Make sure you use enough glue to stick the thick paper plates together.
  7. Next, take the bright yellow petals and glue them between golden yellow petals. If you want to stop here and just have the flower part of the craft, that's perfectly fine!
  8. If you want to create the stalk, cut a thick, long rectangle from the green paper. Trace two petal templates on the green paper and cut out to use as leaves.
  9. Glue the leaves onto the stalk, then flip the paper plate sunflower over and tape the stalk onto the back of the sunflower.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Sunflower Template

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Holly

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Love it!

Sam

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Thanks!

Pam Eshleman

Monday 12th of October 2020

Love your counter top the sunflower is on! Do you know what pattern it is. We are redoing a kitchen and we are looking for counter tops. Thanks!

Sam T

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Hmmm, I'm not 100% sure but I think it sandstone?

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