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Sunflower Paper Craft for Preschool

Little kids love brightly colored flowers and my Preschool Sunflower paper craft is a huge hit with younger and older children. This DIY Sunflower project for preschool is easy and quick to complete and helps children create a beautiful picture. 

sunflower craft with paper


Preschool Sunflower Construction Paper Craft

Different flowers bloom at different times of the year. We have beautiful daffodils during Spring and of course the poppy in November. Sunflowers tend to bloom in August. There are hundreds of different flowers near our house at our local garden centre and my kids are fascinated by all the different colors. 

My easy flower crafts for kids are so much fun and not only teach kids fine motor skills and creativity but also help them learn the names of different flowers.

Both my kids planted some sunflower seeds in April and now that we are into August we have them in bloom. We love how tall they grow! My children always have a competition to see who’s can grow the tallest.

By making their own paper sunflower craft for kids they can make them as big as they like! This is such a simple activity which involves using construction paper. I love fun paper crafts for kids as you can make virtually anything with it!

If you love this you might also want to learn how to make a paper daffodil

Sunflower Craft Preschool

Find out how to make a paper sunflower step by step below with my easy to follow craft instructions and images.

sunflower paper craft

Sunflower Paper Craft for Preschool

Yield: 1


  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Green, yellow and black or blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pritt Stick


Step 1

Encourage your child to cut long strips of yellow paper. You can also cut some paper too and make a separate paper sunflower craft

child scissors practice

Step 2

Fold the paper strips in half and cut each strip a second time.

Step 3

Create a circle of glue in the center of the black or blue construction paper to make the head of the sunflower.

Place the strips of paper around the circle of glue.

how to make a paper sunflower

Why not get your child to count how many strips there are!! I love incorporating counting into my crafts

Step 4

Next, add a second circle of glue on top of the original circle, covering the newly laid yellow strips of paper.

Loop each strip up towards the center, press firmly for a second before moving to the next strip.

preschool sunflower craft

Step 5

Add a generous amount of glue in the center of the yellow paper loops.

Sprinkle on sunflower seeds, spreading them out to fill in the center of the flower.

Step 6

Invite your child to cut a stem and leaves from the green paper.

Glue the stem and leaves on the paper.

Allow to dry and stick on the wall

What to do after you have made your Preschool Sunflower Craft

What will you do with your completed paper Sunflower craft for kids? How about you make several of them and make a really large picture. You could also add some grass. Mum can proudly display this on the wall. 

You could also use it for the front cover of a greeting card if you stick it onto some cardstock. Flower pop up cards are hugely popular for Mother’s Day and Spring Birthdays. 

If you love this you might also want to try and make some red roses from paper

My pipe cleaner flower bouquet is also a huge hit

If coloring in is your thing then why not try some of my rose coloring pages

Would you like more Sunflower Craft Ideas?

If you liked this DIY Sunflower paper craft you may be interested in some more similar ideas! There are just so many different activities to choose from! Find 5 more Sunflower crafts below!

  1. Sunflower Wreath: Create a beautiful wreath using sunflowers and other materials such as twine, ribbon, or grapevine wreath base.
  2. Sunflower Puppets: Create sunflower puppets using paper plates, construction paper, and craft sticks. You can use these to put on a play with talking sunflowers. Why not give them names too!
  3. Sunflower Crown: Make a sunflower crown using artificial sunflowers and a wire or ribbon base. Wear it as a fun accessory on a sunny day or use it for a dress up party. I love crown crafts especially my King Coronation crown craft
  4. Sunflower Mason Jar Luminary: Create a luminary using a mason jar, tissue paper, and sunflower cutouts. Place a candle inside for a cozy and warm glow. I love luminaries like my cat lantern craft, see it for inspiration!
  5. Sunflower Paper Plate: Create a sunflower using a paper plate and yellow construction paper. Cut out petals and glue them around the edge of the plate. This is super simple and a great flower craft for 3 year olds!

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