Sunflower Thanksgiving Project for Kids

This sweet little Thanksgiving project is a wonderful way to have a conversation with your little one about what it means to be thankful. Not only does it turn out to be a cute craft, but every petal of the finished sunflower is a great reminder to give thanks.

Sunflower Thanksgiving Project for Kids

What You Need

  1. Paper Plate
  2. Paint Stir Stick
  3. Raffia
  4. Black and Green Paint
  5. Paint Brush
  6. Letter Stickers (to spell "Thankful")
  7. Yellow Card Stock
  8. Glue
  9. Black Beans


  1. First paint the paper plate black and the paint stick green.
  2. Once dry, have your child help you glue all of the beans to the paper plate until it is covered.

  3. Cut off the edges of the paper plate to make a smaller circle and glue the stick to the back of the plate.
  4. Now cut out petal shapes from yellow card stock. Make sure you have enough to cover the full circle.

  5. Have a conversation with your little one about being thankful, then use a marker to write down one thing he or she is thankful for on each petal. (If they are old enough, they can write it out on their own!)

  6. Glue the petals to the edge of the paper plate.

  7. Apply the letter stickers to the green stick to spell out "Thankful” and tie green raffia at the top.
  8. And it's finished! This is an easy, cute way for kids to remember all that they are thankful for during the Thanksgiving holiday.