Bring that sunshine inside by making some paper sunflowers out of plates! The result is a lovely garden of vibrant sunflowers that can be displayed around the community.
- Paper plates
- Cardboard/thick paper
- Yellow or orange construction paper
- Tissue or crepe scraps in any colour to decorate sunflowers
- A pencil
- Glitter (optional)
- Using cardboard or a thicker piece of paper, make a sunflower petal template for each person attending the program.
- Ask the residents to trace the petal template onto construction paper and cut out the petals. Each person will need about 10-20 petals.
- Take two paper plates. Turn one plate upside down and cut it into a star shape. Cut the center out of the other plate and throw away the outer rim — this will be the sunflower's center.
- Roll each triangle flap of the star-like plate tightly with a pencil and hold it for 10-15 seconds before releasing. Repeat this step for all the flaps.
- Glue the small circle to the inside of the paper plate and wait until it dries.
- Turn the plate around and put some glue on the center of the flower.
- Decorate the center with glitter, straw, or cut crepe/tissue paper.
- Staple the petals to the edges of the flower. You may need to staple twice to hold them in place.
- Decorate around the center with tissue or crepe paper ribbons as desired.
- Hang the sunflowers on walls or doors using blue tack to secure them.