Our first attempt (in my defense, not quite finished yet)
After his suggestion... ok, he's right.
The music teacher and I started out teaching together, and 16 years later, we are both still at the same school. In that time, he and I have collaborated on many a music program. When we first started out, neither one of us knew much, and he was always happy with any props/decorations the kids and I came up with. This year, he suggested that the 1st graders and I make some sunflowers for the upcoming program, so I broke out the paper plates, and we got to work. I had them rip the brown into pieces, to give the centers a textured, "seedy" kind of look. He said he'd rather just have the brown circles in the middle. Wasn't so sure I liked his opinion, but I gotta admit, they are much cartoonier and "finished" looking with the brown circles.