Maryland was the first place in the us to have umbrellas, I always try to get interesting facts from each state that I can do a craft with! Then we put them in his scrapbook along with a colored picture (by him) of that states flag
this was grade 1. We painted the background first. Then painted a paper plate for the center to make it POP. We looked at all sorts of real sunflowers fro inspiration of how the petals overlapped...but then went our own funky way creating a flower of our dreams! They were amazing in person.