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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior
Grades: PreK - Gr. 5 | Age: 2 - 11 yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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Children can make a sunflower using tissue paper and glue.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Cut the tissue paper into small squares.
  2. Squeeze some glue onto a paper plate.
  3. Students choose a small tissue paper square, and crinkle it up around the end of a pencil.
  4. Using the pencil, students dip the tissue paper square into the glue.
  5. Students then paste the tissue paper down onto the sunflower template and hold it there until it sticks well (5 seconds).
  6. Repeat the steps until the entire sunflower picture is complete, using green for the leaves and stem, brown for the seeds and yellow or red for the petals.
  7. Display the finished work.

Related Lessons and Activities:

» Sunflower Drawing
» Paper Plate Sunflowers
» Vincent's Flowers
» Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Recommended Books/Products:

van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books for Children)
Young Camille befriends a strange visitor to his small town, and one day he brings this man a gift of bright, beautiful sunflowers. The man is the artist Vincent van Gogh, and the sunflowers quickly become the subject of a magnificent painting. This is a title in Barron’s Anholt’s Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt’s fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.

Rainy Day Activity : How to Make Playdough, Bubbles, Monster Repellent and More!
by Jennifer Rader
Rader has created a children's activity cookbook that's perfect for children of all ages. Children can learn how to make play dough, jewelry, puzzles, games, face paint, and much, much more.

Family Fun Crafts : 500 Creative Activities for You and Your Kids
by: The Editors of FamilyFun Magazine

Creating by Recycling (Crafts for All Seasons)
by Laia Sadurni, Anna Llimos
Create art with objects from around the house.

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