Sunflower Art Project for Kids

A Sunflower Art Project is perfect for 2nd-5th graders to show their creative touch. Just as each flower is unique, each project will be, too. They are beautiful to display or frame.Along with doing a Sunflower Art Project, kids can learn interesting facts about their project as they make it. This art project uses construction paper, pencil, scissors, paper punch, and glue.

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A very famous painting of sunflowers is by the Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh. Go to Wikipedia to see all these famous sunflower paintings.

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Here are other photographs of sunflowers….

 

Sunflower Art Project grandparentsplus.com

 

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Making your own Sunflower Art is easy to do.

Follow these easy steps…..

Materials:

For the Sunflower Art for Kids, you only need 4 colors of construction paper!

Black (or Dark Blue), Yellow (two shades if you want variation), Green, Tan

Black or Dark Blue is the background on which you place the sunflowers.

Directions:

First, cut two- 4 inch squares, and four- 3 inch squares from the yellow.

Cut the corners to make a circle, draw a circle in the middle and draw the petals making sure they go out to the edge.

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Next, cut out your sunflower. Don’t worry about the pencil lines. Just flip over and none will show.

 

Sunflower Art Project for Kids grandparentsplus.com

 

Now, with the two cut-out sunflowers, glue together and bend out the petals to give it some dimension. Using a paper punch, make many tan seeds to glue in the middle. They can be glued on top of each other to give depth.

 

Sunflower Art Project for Kids grandparentsplus.com

Cut stems and leaves and add to project.

Finally, arrange and glue all in place on your background.

Now, you have your amazing and easy Sunflower project complete!

 

Sunflower Art Project for Kids grandparentsplus.com

 

Did you know?

The center of the sunflower is actually made up of tiny individual flowers called florets. Each one produces a seed when pollinated.

The normal stem of a sunflower can grow up to 10 ft. tall and the flower can get to over 11 inches wide.  The tallest sunflower was grown in Germany and it reached 27 ft. tall

There are different varieties of sunflowers. Some produce a black seed that is used to make sunflower oil. The striped seed is used for eating and bird food.

Ok, enough facts! Now, get busy and have fun making Sunflower Art!

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Easy Blueberry Pie Bars

I do love blueberries, but can’t eat a whole pie by myself. When you want the taste of a blueberry pie, but not the work of rolling the crust, these Easy Blueberry Pie Bars will satisfy your craving. You can store them in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze for future indulgence.

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I used fresh blueberries, but frozen berries work, too. If you use fresh, rinse the berries and let them dry on a paper towel so you don’t add extra moisture. For frozen, do not thaw; just use them frozen.

Easy Blueberry Pie Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 Parts....
  • CRUST AND CRUMBLE TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed tight
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • FILLING
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 heaping cup of Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp.vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • BLUEBERRY LAYER
  • 12 oz. (2 cups) blueberries (fresh or frozen;( I used fresh) If you use frozen, don't thaw!
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch

Instructions

  1. CRUST AND CRUMBLE TOPPING
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 inch pan with foil and spray the foil ( I use the spray with flour) Set aside. If you line the pan, the clean-up is a snap and the bars lift up easier.!
  3. Melt butter, add the white and brown sugars, and whisk together. .
  4. And the flour, salt, and stir together. Mixture will be somewhat dry and form some clumps
  5. Take a heaping 3/4 cup crumble mixture out and set aside for topping.
  6. Put remaining mixture in the 8 inch pan and pack it down to form a smooth and flat crust. Set aside.
  7. FILLING
  8. Add the yogurt, egg, sugar, vanilla and whisk to combine. Combine the flour into the filling mixture Pour filling over the crust and jiggle pan to help even it out over the crust. Set aside.
  9. BLUEBERRY LAYER
  10. In a separate medium mixing bowl, add the filling ingredients combine. Sugar will not completely dissolve, but that's OK!
  11. Place the blueberry mixture evenly over the filling.
  12. Now, sprinkle evenly with the reserved crust mixture over the filling.
  13. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until edges are bubbling and there's a little bubbling in the center. Crumble topping should appear set with a pale golden brown color. Important....Cool at least 1 to 2 hours or overnight before slicing and serving otherwise they will fall apart. Keep in refrigerator in air-tight container for up to 10 days or freeze (up to 6 months). Cut into bar size or cut a larger serving and serve with whip cream for a dessert. (or ice cream)
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Ready to bake…….

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Bake @ 350 for 60 minutes.

Done! Light brown and bubbly.

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Be sure to let cool for at least 2-3 hours. When set, remove by lifting foil from the pan. Cut and store in an air-tight container in your refrigerator or freeze.

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These taste like pie, but no rolling out a crust! Delicious!!!

 

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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