We are adding this lovely giant paper sunflower to our paper flowers for kids collection! Sunflowers always make us happy with their large heads following the sun throughout the day! This simple craft is perfect for preschoolers and older kids.
Giant Paper Sunflower
Even during the Spring season, make a few of these lovely giant paper sunflower to welcome and speed up the coming of Summer! We adore these bright flowers and love seeing fields full of blooming sunflowers! How about you?
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Supplies for Giant Paper Sunflowers
- Construction Paper, Yellow
- Pipe Cleaners, Green and Brown
- Hole Punch
- Paper Cutter
How to make these construction paper sunflowers for kids
Cut yellow construction paper into strips using a paper cutter. Make the paper strips in different widths.
We cut few 0.75 inches wide and some 0.5 inches wide. It’s important that the paper strips are wide enough to punch a hole using paper puncher.
Pick some paper strips that are the same width, stack, and align them. Punch holes on both sides.
Take a brown pipe cleaner, fold 1/3, and flatten a little piece to create a stopper for the paper strips.
Pick one of the wider paper strips, fold to connect the ends, and slide the pipe cleaner through both holes. Repeat with other paper strips. Note: we are adding paper strips on the longer part of the pipe cleaner.
For the center of the sunflower, we want petals to be a bit shorter. If needed, shorten a few strips with scissors and punch holes again. Thread on the pipe cleaner, the same way we did with wide and long yellow strips before.
When you add all the paper strips, use a brown pipe cleaner to create the center of the sunflower. Coil it into a circle while pressing the center.
Flip your sunflower over to add and secure a green pipe cleaner on the back. This will be the stem.
Arrange petals a bit if needed. And, you are finished. You have made a lovely giant paper sunflower! Pretty, isn’t it?
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