flower of the month kids craft: sunflowers

June 30, 2011

I bought a bunch of sunflowers from the grocery store this month and Juliet and I enjoyed every minute of their stay on our kitchen table. There's just something so bright and cheerful about them that makes me smile every time I see them.

After they died, we decided to make use of our peanut butter cap collection. The brown is perfect! (Don't worry if you don't have any brown caps--the sides get covered by the tissue paper and you can easily glue a piece of brown paper or felt onto the front of any colored cap.)

getting started
Here is what we started with: peanut butter caps, yellow tissue paper petals, green triangles (for the leaves), and mod podge.
mod podge
The process is simple: just apply mod podge to the edges and place petals around it.
I like to layer a lot of petals--it makes for a fuller blossom.
Once you have as many petals as you want, begin adding the leaves. Again, just keep adding until you are satisfied with how it looks.
finished sunflower
Once they dry, you'll have something bright and cheerful like this! We've been enjoying them on our refrigerator (hanging off a large alphabet magnet). But they look pretty anywhere.

(Need a book to go with this craft? Check out Zoe's Sunflower book list and for more of our flower of the month projects, go here!)

I'm happy for you to use my tutorial, use one photo and link back to my site,  and even share photos of your finished work on your own blog, however, please do not recreate my tutorial on your own blog--thank you!

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