Program Details
Paper Plate Sunflowers Craft

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
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • 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.
Staffing Requirements
Expected Outcomes
Program Type
Level of Care
Assisted Living
Independent Living
Dimension of Wellness