Sunflower Finger Painting Craft for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School Age Children from Raising the Spengler's

Sunflower Finger Painting

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Sunflower Finger Paiting Craft for Children

Sunflower Finger Painting Version 1

This sunflower finger painting is a fun painting craft to do with your preschooler or older child.

It would be a great craft for the first day of summer or fall, Kansas, gardening, or sunflower lesson.

We are doing them as part of our ongoing gardening lesson.

Guess what!

They only take a few supplies, too.

(P.S. I have a modified version below for your little ones.)


  • Green construction paper or whatever color you think would look good. (brown, blue or white)
  • Paint. We used yellow and orange
  • Oat cereal. You could also use sunflower seeds or any seed.
Supplies Needed for Sunflower Finger Painting Craft
Paint colors for Sunfower painting craft for kids


Another note about this craft. Your child may need additional assistance and/or instruction so don’t go too far.

As an educator, I like to try and have an example ready for them ahead of time, especially if you have visual learners.

First, get your paint ready. I use craft paint because it is affordable and covers well.

You could also use finger paints.

Added bonus, mixing the two colors makes a very pretty effect.

Once you get your kiddos and paint ready it’s time to get started.

Get some paint on your finger or if you child is completing one have them get a little paint on their finger.

Next, start at the center of the paper and work your way out.


step one of sunflower finger painting
making the petals of the sunflower finger painting craft


Do this over and over, rotating the paper as you go.

Make sure that you are making a circle or flower shape.


orange and yellow petals for sunflower finger painting craft for children


I guided our little ones as they went, because this can be more difficult for younger children.



It’s fun mixing the colors!



Finishing touches!

Either you or the child can glue on their cereal or seeds  after you have achieved your desired flower shape.



There you go!

A pretty sunflower.

Sunflower Finger Painting Version 2

This version of the sunflower finger painting, has a few more steps for your toddler or preschooler.

Completing it involves drawing and painting.

Because of this it can be split into a couple of sessions, unless, your kiddo can do it all in one session.


  • Green construction paper
  • Yellow and Orange paint
  • Oat cereal
  • Yellow and orange crayon
Sunflower finger painting for toddlers and preschoolers


Prior to getting your little artist started use your orange crayon to draw a circle in the center of the page.

Use the yellow and orange crayons to draw circles 2-3 inches from the dot in the middle.

Not to far from the center dot or your little one will be painting forever and may tire out before they are finished.

color matching for toddler and preschoolers sunflower finger painting

Have your kiddos draw from the outside dot to the center dot with the corresponding crayon.

For example, yellow dot-yellow crayon.

Once all of the lines are drawn have your child match the paint to the crayon line and paint the line using their finger.

Sunflower finger painting for toddlers and preschoolers at Raising the Spengler's


After all the lines are painted have them glue on their cereal.


Toddler and Preschoolers painting their sunflowers at  Raising the Spengler's


These turned out super cute and the kids worked super hard at painting their little lines to match their crayon.

I was so proud of their hard work!

This would be a great craft to incorporate with color identification, the first day of summer, Kansas Day or other sunflower activities.

Thank you and enjoy!


Sunflower Finger Painting Raising the Spenglers


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Sunflower finger painting for toddlers and preschoolers.

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12 thoughts on “Sunflower Finger Painting”

  1. This is so sweet. I son loves to paint. and I am surely going to try this project with him. Thanks for the idea.

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