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hi, how do you make the centre of the flower exactly? Than you.
Hi William! We used a black circle of construction paper cut into a fringe on the edges. We folded it into fourths to save time before cutting. The smaller green circle is another piece of painted paper, also cut into a fringe. Glue the smaller cut circle on top of the black one, glue both to the center of the flower, and scrunch the fringed edges of paper. Good luck! :)
Did you do a day of painting paper? I scanned some of your lessons and didn't see what was happening earlier... Really neat lesson!
Yes! In fact, we may do several days of painting. It's a great sub plan too, or if one class is ahead of another, we'll paint paper for other projects. We don't put names on them, we just paint to create a big variety of papers. :)
What size black paper did you use? It looks as if it is a 12x12? Thanks
Hi!Thanks for your comment! Yes, we used 12x12 black paper, and I let some of them cut the flower out if they wanted to and were finished early. :)
what weight paper did you use ?
We used 80 lb white drawing paper. The tempera paint makes it a little sturdier as well.
Are your petals all the same size?
Yes, I gave them a template to trace so they would all be the same. :)
Hi! I apologize for just now seeing your comment! Yes it was 12x12” black paper. :)
I love these!!
I love this idea, and will try it out this school year in a 3 . grade at my school in Vienna -Austria. Thanks. Did you introduce a special technik for the paper painting part?
Thanks! No, but I do limit the number of colors at each table so we don’t get a lot of muddy colors. We usually do 6 plates of the following colors:Pink and redOrange and yellowYellow and greenBlue and greenBlue and whitePurple and white (sometimes blue and purple)Other than that I just let them paint, filling the entire paper.
beautiful! How long did it take overall? Just curious--where do put all your paper to dry? I'm afraid I have very little surface area to dry all the paper! How many pieces of white paper did you give each child?
Thank you! We usually have a stack of painted papers on hand all the time so I’ve not timed it from start to finish. The assembly takes about 3 fifty minute class periods. I cut the painted papers down to 3” squares and sort them by colors into baskets. The kids start with approximately 6-10 squares, gluing as they go so we don’t have lost petals. I spread them onto tables or the floor, or even my drying racks, but I have to be careful not to pull any of the petals off when I take them off the racks!
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Thank you! :)
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