Make some cheerful sunflowers for your Farm Stand or anywhere else you want to add a splash of happy! closeup of sunflowers Download Free Printable Here Supplies: Small paper plates White construction paper White glue, tape or staples Utility stapler, small screw or hole punch and string to attach to Farm Stand Instructions:
  1. Start with a small paper plate which serves as the flower base (We used 6” plates)
  2. Print 12 large petals, 12 small petals and 7 leaves on white construction paper.
  3. Cut out all 24 petals and 7 leaves.
Leaves:
  1. Using a blunt scissor edge or similar, curl the leaf tips (about half way up the leaf length) upward and/or downward— a variety of both.
  2. White glue, tape or staple the short “stem” of each leaf around the plate, making a circle. These can be placed unevenly around the circle, with some leaves overlapping, and gaps in placement.
Petals:
  1. Fold each petal in half length-wise.
  2. Open them up; this makes a subtle center “V” crease in the petal.
  3. Using a blunt scissor edge or similar, curl the petal tips (about half way up the petal length) upward and/or downward— a variety of both.
Assemble:
  1. Starting with the larger leaves, white glue, tape or staple the short “stem” of each petal evenly around the plate, making a circle.
  2. Then attach the shorter petals onto the circle base in the same manner, slightly closer to the center of the paper plate.
  3. You should have three layers; leaves at the bottom, then larger petals, then smaller petals on top.
  4. Cut out one brown center circle and glue directly on top, centered. That’s it!
Attach to Farm Stand with utility staples, strong tape, small screws or add small hole near the base of flower and run a string through the top hole in the Farm Stand sticks. Interested in more tips for living in the East Valley? Sign up at http://cadenceaz.com/contact/