SPARKLING SUNFLOWERS – Shape, Colour, Collage

Students examine sunflowers and use paint and construction paper to create a collage inspired by their observations.

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SPARKLING SUNFLOWERS – Shape, Colour, Collage


  • Crayola Washable Project Paint, 10 Count
  • Crayola Construction Paper, 120 Count
  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola Blunt Tip Scissors - 1 per student
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper, 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Look closely at the sunflowers.
  2. What brush will you use?
  3. What colours will you use?
Step 2
  1. Look closely at the centres of the sunflowers.
  2. Be a sunflower detective!
    - What do you notice about the colours?
    - What shape are the centres of the sunflowers?
    - What colours will you use to paint the centres of the flowers?
  3. Paint shapes for the centres of the sunflowers.
  4. Remember to keep looking at the flowers as you paint.
  5. Set the painting aside to dry.
Step 3
  1. Look closely at the sunflowers.
    - What shapes do you see?
    - What shape are the leaves?
    - What shape is the stalk?
    - How is the stalk different than the leaves?
  2. Make one flower on your painting stand out.
  3. Cut shapes out of construction paper for the flower head, leaves and a stalk.
Step 4
  1. Use a small amount of glue on the shape.
  2. Glue the shape to the painting.
  3. Glue lots of details to your sunflower.
Step 5
  1. View your picture with fresh eyes.
    - What happened when paint colours got mixed together? Why?
    - How do the paper shapes change the picture?
    - What do you like the best about this picture? Why?
    - Who would love this picture? Why?
  2. Can you see 3 different parts of a sunflower on your picture?
  3. What are they?
  4. Find sunflower words in the classroom.
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