Have fun getting messy this summer when you have a go at our sunflower picture using bright and bold hand prints and finger painting techniques.
We love sunflowers over here at Crafty Kids at Home. They are such a tall and strong flower and there bright color never fails to make me smile when I see one.
We have had mixed success with growing them out in our garden. Last years crop were barely a few centimeters tall, whereas the year before we had sunflowers bigger than our garden fence. We are having another go again this year, so we will see what happens. We started our seeds off inside this year before planting them outside, which will hopefully make them a little stronger.
My kids go through phases of wanting to get messy in our activities and then not wanting to get anything on their hands. We are enjoying a messy phase right now, so we have been enjoying lots of finger and hand painting projects at home, including this bright Sunflower Hand print Art that we are sharing with you today.
Sheet of Paper
How to make a Hand Print Sunflower
I poured yellow paint onto a plate, so that my kids could easily dip them hands into it and completely cover them in yellow paint. If your kids aren’t keen on this option then you could use a paintbrush to paint over their hands with the yellow paint.
To make the head of the sunflower each of my kids made 4 hand prints onto the top of their sheet of paper, turning the paper around once after each hand print was completed.
They then added on the sunflower stalks using their fingers dipped into the green paint. They even added a few leaves on as well.
We left the paint to dry and then added glue to the center of each sunflower and carefully sprinkled over sunflower seeds to mimic the seeds you find inside the flower head once your sunflower is fully grown.
We are just hoping now that the sunflowers we have printed out in or garden will turn out just as well.