Handprint Alternative (thanks to Sarah for sending this in!): Instead of regular petal shapes, I traced Nathan's hand onto yellow construction paper and glued those around as the sunflower's petals -- it turned out very cute (I love handprint crafts!)
- paper plate,
- sunflower seeds (with shells on).
- paper and printer.
- optional: construction paper.
- optional: something to color with.
- Print out the template of choice.
- Instead of using the template provided, older children (Age 5+) can cut their own petal shapes from yellow construction paper.
- For inspiration, wander around the garden looking at different flowers to see all the different shapes petals come in. Then do the craft.
- Colour pieces, as necessary.
- Cut out the pieces. This step may require adult assistance.
- Fill the center of the paper plate with glue. You want a fairly good coat so the sunflower seeds will stick -- don't scrimp!
- Sprinkle sunflower seeds into the center of the paper plate, pressing the seeds into the glue.
- You can do this quite quickly by just pouring them in by the handful or you can spend a half an hour carefully placing each seed individually like Kaitlyn did *laugh*.
- Glue the petals around the edge of the paper plate.
- Glue the face onto the sunflower seeds.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).