I am a Christian wife and home-schooling mama striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman! I am blessed with 5 kids, including one princess and two sets of twin boys! In my "spare" time I enjoy scrapbooking, though blogging seems to be taking its place. I currently have three main blogs. This is my family/homeschool/craft/everything blog. The Homeschool Resource List is a collection of all the free online resources that I have found for homeschoolers. The "Brown Like Me" Book Review is a collection of books featuring "brown" characters. I also write for Totally Tots, which is a blog dedicated to those with toddlers.
Sunflowers have a way of making everybody feel happy. Start with this simple sunflower concept and let your imagination run free with ideas for craft materials.
Yellow and Green Construction Paper
This first sunflower was super easy to make. I cut out petals and the kids used brown paint to paint the bottom of a paper plate. The kids used q-tips and black paint to add the spots.
With the second sunflower I cut the petals like before and the kids painted the paper plate brown. However, we used some bubble wrap and black paint to make a pattern on the plate.
This craft reprinted courtesy of Mana-Jenn.blogspot.com and she recommends the following books about sunflowers to go with the crafts:
The Sunflower Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
Big Yellow Sunflower by Frances Barry
This is the Sunflower by Lola M. Schaefer
Go to her site to order the following books if you are interested.