Sunflower Handprint Art 2 – Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids

Sunflowers are such a cheerful flower and what better way to celebrate the ending of summer and coming of autumn with a handprint art sunflower, a perfect craft for preschoolers

Handprint Sunflowers Art  - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkidsWe love sunflowers and last week we had a lot of fun making a giant sunflower with our handprints.  Today we decided to use our favourite flowers as inspiration again for a craft activity.

Handprint Sunflowers Art  - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkidsWhat we used:

  • Pre-cut card handprints
  • Paint
  • PVA non toxic glue
  • Glitter
  • Paper Plate
  • A2 White card
  • Stapler and staples

Handprint Sunflowers Art  - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkidsWhat we did:

  • We painted each of the pre-cut handprints with autumnal colours, sprinkled them with a little red and gold glitter and left to dry
  • We kept 3 or 4 to cover in PVA glue and glitter.
  • While waiting for our handprints to dry we cut out the centre of a paper plate and painted the circumference with autumn colours.
  • When they had dried I helped Oodles (2.5y.o.) to staple them around the circumference of the paper plate – this would make a lovely Autumn/Fall wreath on it’s own.
  • Using a plate Doodles (5) drew a circle on brown paper and cut it out and stuck it onto the large sheet of white card.
  • We then stuck a strip of green paper onto the card to form out stem.  I cut out a few large green leaves (D wasn’t feeling too well and didn’t want to complete the project and O is still getting to grips with a scissors) and added these to the stem.
  • Taking our handprint “wreath” we stuck it onto the brown circle to create our cheery, glittery, sunflower!

Handprint Sunflowers Art  - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkidsOodles has this gorgeous work of art displayed on her bedroom door for all to see.

This project could easily have been done using a child’s own handprints and cutting them out.  We used these pre cut handprints as I found them in a discount store for 75 cents and thought this would be a perfect project for them!

What Autumn/Fall arts and crafts have you been doing or are planning!  We would love to try out your ideas!  Feel free to share a link or photo of your projects on our Facebook page!

Have fun!

Ciara x

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