Paper Sunflower Craft (Grow with Kindness)

sunflower crafts one plain and one with kindness

Make the supplies for this easy sunflower kindness craft for a group of kids. Use the step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template for this Autumn Craft!

Check out this wonderful Sunflower! It’s an easy fall craft for preschool, but adding the kindness elements is great for elementary kids too.

Get the Free Sunflower Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 15 minutes of cutting.

Did you know thousands of small flowers make up one sunflower? For more sunflower facts, check out Better Homes & Gardens.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your sunflower craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Sunflower Template

Download the Free Sunflower Printable. For this project, you will need to decide if you will be making plain sunflowers for children to decorate. Or if you will be making the kindness flower. Both templates are in the same PDF file.

pages of sunflower template pdf
One PDF includes both the plain sunflower template and the kindness flower template.

Step 2: Cut Out the Sunflower Craft Shapes

Print the template for the petals and leaves. You will be stapling them to colored paper and cutting out as many shapes as you need.

fall flower craft printable ready for cutting
print the flower templates and staple them to multiple sheets of paper before cutting

If you want to make this Autumn craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

paper sunflower craft
For the plain sunflower, cut the brown circles the same way that you cut the petals and leaves.

For the plain sunflower, you will need to print the page of the sunflower template with the plain circles. Then you will staple the template to brown paper and cut out as many shapes as you need (just like the leaves and petals). For the kindness flower see step three (below).

Step 3: Print and Cut Out the Kindness Flower Center (If choosing this option)

kindness sunflower craft
If you choose the kindness flower, you will need to print the center on brown paper

If you are choosing to make the plain flower, skip this step. You will cut out the plain brown circle along with the petals and leaves as described in step two (above).

For the kindness flower, I have another SECRET tip! Did you know you can print on construction paper? What?! Yes, I was so excited when I first learned this.

You can print or copy templates directly onto construction paper and have each child cut out the pieces on their own. 

grow with kindness flower pieces
Print or copy the “Grow with Kindness” flower centers directly onto construction paper.

To print onto construction paper, just trim the paper to the 8×10 size using copy paper as a template (you should easily be able to trim multiple sheets at a time).

And if you can adjust your printer settings to “draft” quality or a setting that uses less ink, that might be helpful as well. Construction paper is pretty notorious for absorbing liquid.

After you print the paper, either cut them out for the class or just quickly cut a square around each circle and have the children cut them out.

If you plan to pre-cut out each kindness circle, know this will be the most time consuming part of the craft because it may be difficult to stack them and cut out more than one at a time.

fall flower craft pieces

Step 4: How to Assemble

The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!

two paper sunflower crafts one plain and one with kindness
  1. put a small amount of glue onto the base of the yellow petals. The base is the side with the straight edge
  2. glue the petals one at a time behind the brown center
  3. glue the green leaves wherever you want, behind the yellow petals
  4. use a marker to personalize your flower with kindness phrases, seeds, and more.
  5. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.

And you’re done!!

This is a easy fall flower craft for kids of all ages. It’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea. Have fun making the flower and spreading some kindness!

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I’m always updating my Favorite Crafts too!

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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