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Kids Paper Crafts - Make a Sunny Flower

Kids Paper Crafts can be a lot of fun but as with any other activity involving scissors, adult supervision is always advised.  And the younger the child, the more assistance they will need!

What you will need to make your Kids Paper Crafts Sunny Flower 

  • a sheet of light card (any colour will do - this is for to print the template on)
  • coloured paper or card for the petals and the centre of your flower
  • safety scissors
  • glue stick (mine is pink - it goes clear when it dries - better for the kids to see where they have applied the glue)
  • textas, crayons, or coloured pencils (optional)
  • a copy of the sunny flower template


This kids paper crafts activity is relatively easy to do - except for the cutting out.  Younger kids will need some help managing the scissors but should be able to do the gluing and decorating steps.

Print the template onto a piece of light card and cut out all three pieces.  Draw around the petal template on coloured paper to make 20 petals in a variety of colours and cut them out.

Use the glue stick inside the outer circle on the flower backing piece and begin laying the petals out one at a time.  10 petals should fit comfortably around the circle.

Reapply a layer of glue using the glue stick at the base of the first layer of petals and begin placing the second round of petals.  /each one should lay in between two of the petals in the first layer.

Use the flower centre template to draw a circle on coloured card and cut it out.  Add more glue to the centre of the flower and stick the flower centre down on top of the second layer of petals.

If you want the petals to stand up a bit, you can run a fingernails gently up the centre of each petal from the base to the tip to create a slight curl. 

My example is rather plain, but you and your kids can jazz up this kids paper crafts activity by decorating your petals or the centre of your flower.  I only used two different colours for the petals (all I had in the cupboard at the time...) but you could try using a lot of different colours.  Your kids might like to draw patterns on the petals or use sponges and acrylic paints to add texture to the petals.  And there is always glitter...

Or how about cutting another circle out of the centre piece to create a frame and then place a photo of your child behind it.

Would you like to print out an Instruction Sheet for this activity?

Click on the download button to get your copy of the Kids Paper Crafts Sunny Flower Instruction Sheet.  The pdf will open in a new tab and you can either save it or print it from there.

Please do feel free to share this sheet with anyone who might like to engage their kids in this activity!

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Just take a photo, then visit our main Crafts for Kids page and scroll down - you'll find a form to upload your photo and the name of their creation.

We look forward to receiving it!

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