For the first half of my childhood, we lived in Northern Utah. Our house was fun and the backyard was amazing. It was huge. We had two different gardens, fruit trees, and plenty of room to play. One corner of the garden was the home to sunflowers. As a young child I was blown away at how tall they grew and it was fun to pull the sunflower seeds out of the middle. Doing this sunflower craft with my daughter was the perfect time to tell her stories about my childhood backyard and our ginormous sunflower plants.
This was an exceptionally fun craft for my daughter because we were using food, the sunflower seeds. We have used potatoes as stamps with paint before but have never used food in an actual craft. My daughter loved it and kept asking ‘can we put the seeds on now? Is it time for the seeds yet?’.
Materials For Cupcake Liner Sunflower Craft:
Yellow Cupcake Liners
Sunflower Seeds In The Shell
We started by cutting the cupcake liners. I counted the ridges of the liners and cut a slit every 4th ridge. Not all cupcake liners are created equally, but just give some space in between each one.
We took a piece of blue paper for the background and green for the stems and grass. We glued the grass and stems on.
Next we glued on the cupcake liners to the top of the stems.
We covered the center of the cupcake liners with glue and covered the glue with the sunflower seeds.
I wish I had some pictures of the sunflowers that I grew as a child, but I don’t. I think my daughter understood through my stories. Do you have a favorite gardening memory from your childhood? Or a favorite garden inspired craft?
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