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These colorful 3-D creations will make a beautiful addition to your spring classroom decor!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool – 3rd grade / 3 – 8 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

  1. Cover a flat surface with old newspaper or butcher paper to make a painting station.
  2. Set out two or three watercolor paint sets, multiple paintbrushes and shallow bowls of water for students to use at the painting station.

Directions

  1. Give each student a copy of the flower templates printed onto white construction paper or watercolor paper. (Each template should be printed on a separate piece of paper.) Have students write their names on the backs of their flowers.
  2. Invite a few students at a time to bring their flower templates to the painting table.
  3. Encourage students to use watercolors to paint each flower a different color (e.g., green, yellow or red).
  4. Give students a sheet of white construction paper and have them paint the entire surface with watercolor paint (e.g., blue or green).
  5. Have students set aside all their paintings and allow them to dry.
  6. Once the paint has dried, instruct students to cut out their flower templates and arrange them in layers on top of the blue or green paper so the largest flower is on bottom and the smallest flower is on top. (Younger students may need assistance.)
  7. Help students attach the parts together by securing a brass fastener through the center of the flowers.
  8. Show students how to use a pencil to gently curl the ends of the flowers upward, creating a three-dimensional effect!

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