Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paper Plate Sunflower House

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting is the sweet story of a little boy who plants a circle of sunflower seeds and waits patiently for it to grow.  When it is is full grown, he and his friends realize they have a "house" to play in for the summer.  After reading it, the girls wanted to plant their own circle of sunflower seeds!  Unfortunately, it is a little too late to plant them, so we improvised.  We used a classic children's craft and added a twist to make our own little indoor "sunflower house!"

Sunflower House (Books for Young Readers)

You need:
Paper plate
Markers or paint
Sunflower seeds
Green streamers
Tape
Chairs

1)  Color or paint the edges of a paper plate yellow.  Color or paint the inside section brown.

2)  Cut into the yellow edges to make petals.

3)  Glue unshelled sunflower seeds in the brown section.

4)  Make a circle of chairs to form the house.  Tape the sunflowers to the chairs.  Add green streamers for stems.

The stormy weather kept us inside today, but the Sunflower House was a hit!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Terra said...

That's a great idea! We're definitely going to have to do this craft.

July 8, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

So cute! I love it!

July 9, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Terra said...

I'm passing along the Versatile Bloggers Award to you because I love following your blog.

http://monkeyseedo-terra.blogspot.com/2010/07/versatile-bloggers-award.html

July 11, 2010 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

I love reading your blog and I have an award for you over at butterfly wishes and wonderland dreams :)

July 11, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

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