Spring Flowers in January?
You got that right! Feeling the need for hot weather, beach days and flower power, well we got a few months before we get some dirt under our nails but in the meanwhile we'll definitely be creating our own sunshine in the studio.
This activity is perfect for motor skills, scissor practice and stencil introduction.
Here's what you will need:
Step 1: Outline the pedals
Cut paper roll into 7, 0.5" strips. I used a pom pom for the centre bulb, that will help you place the pedals in a uniformed circle much better than doing it free-hand.
Step 2: Once traced, paint petals
In order not to get petals mixed up. You can number each petal with its corresponding outline and erase afterwards.
Step 3: Glue down paper roll & decorate .
If regular glue doesn't stick properly, use hot glue gun. Hot glue must be handles by adult. I used a marker to draw the stem and construction paper for the leaves. The butterflies are made from dyed dry pasta I did in an older art project.
There is nothing like painting flowers on a cold winter day, who is ready for warm weather and starting their gardening prep? I know I am!
What type of flowers are you thinking of planting this spring?
Happy Creating Artist's!
-Sincerely, Your local Art Teacher Liz