Sunflowers are such a fun flower. This time of year, you can see giant sunflowers standing tall all over the neighborhood. We made a super cute sunflower with cupcake liners and sunflower seeds.
Not only is this craft easy, it’s a great way to practice a little fine motor skills, too!
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To make a Sunflower Cupcake Liner Craft, you will need:
solid yellow cupcake liners
sunflower seeds (Rinse the salt from the seeds and dry on a towel)
We used two cupcake liners for a brighter color. This is a great way to teach kids to snip paper.
Start by snipping little wedges from the edge of the cupcake liners. This is a great scissor activity for school aged kids. The material of cupcake liners is thinner than regular paper and requires more precision when snipping. The cupcake liner is small and a great way to practice scissor accuracy and bilateral hand coordination.
Add glue to the center of the cupcake liner. Baby Girl though we needed A LOT of glue. And A LOT of sunflower seeds on our flower. It turned out looking pretty cute with a bunch of seeds.
More glue. She is a big fan of glue.
Fine Motor Fall Craft
Place the sunflower seeds into the glue. Manipulating the small seeds is a great way to practice tip to tip grasp and dexterity. If more fine motor skill is needed, encourage your child to pick up a handful of seeds. “Squirrel away” the seeds in the palm of the hand and place the seeds into the glue one at a time. Using the index finger and thumb to transfer the seed from the palm of the hand to the tips of the fingers and into the glue is in-hand manipulation. This is a vital skill needed for tasks such as manipulating coins, tying shoes, and managing small objects.
We glued our sunflower onto bright orange paper and gave this to Baby Girl’s Great Grand Pappy. Let us know if you make a sunflower craft like this. We love to see your projects on our Facebook page.
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