Handprint sunflowers

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Regular readers will know we’ve been running a Sunflower Club over the last few months, with families around the world joining us growing sunflowers and having fun with lots of linked activities. I thought you might like to see how our own sunflowers are getting on.

Here’s one we grew:

And here’s one we made:

Now, I hear some of you have sunflowers that are, shall we say, a little vertically challenged? Fear not – with this handprint sunflower you can make it just as tall as you like!

Here’s how: have fun making lots of handprints, cut them out and then staple them around a paper plate. Scrunch up some black tissue paper (which is fantastic exercise for fine motor skills!) and glue into the centre.

We have one more Sunflower Club activity for you, coming up in the next week or so. Then, on Wednesday 25th August 2010 we would love to have a Sunflower Link-up Party. I’ll be revealing just how tall our sunflowers have grown (keeping our fingers crossed!) and my girls would *love* to see what sunflower activities you’ve been up to.

So mark Wednesday 25th August in your diaries and please come over to link up your posts and photos to the Sunflower Party.


  1. says

    I LOVE this! We got our sunflowers in the ground a bit late this year so I have been bracing myself for less-than-spectacular end results. Now, come what may, we WILL have awesome sunflowers!

  2. says

    Loving the different takes this week. Great idea to make sunflowers out of hand prints, will have to try it with mine.

  3. says

    I love sunflowers and those handprint flowers are fabulous :-) We made a peacock with the children’s handprints in many colours as his magnificent fanned tail, it was very lovely!

  4. says

    Oh wow, this is awesome! I didn’t know about the sunflower club, but Chipmunk has been lovingly growing his own for the last few weeks. Maybe we can link up- or are we too late?!

  5. says

    I love this! We grew sunflowers this year too! I need to try this with the little gardeners.
    You’re invited to Of Such is the Kingdom’s first birthday blog bash! Come to see old posts revisited and to win lots of prizes!

  6. says

    I will have to remember this for when our summer somes around. Dadda is a big sunflower fan and we will be sure to be growing them when the time is right :)

  7. says

    Love the homemade sunflower! I think we are going to have to do that because I messed up and put our sunflower in a spot with too much shade. It actually grew on the ground until it reached the sun but then got stomped in night by a passing visitor. Poor sunflower=(

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Oh no Jill – poor sunflower. I’m sure you could make some just as pretty :)

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