Monday, October 26, 2009

Symmetrical Cut Vases with Tissue Flowers

Here's a project that uses a wide range of media (oil pastel, construction paper and tempera paints) as well as a range of skills. My Kindergarteners and 1st graders first cut a folded piece of paper into a shape to create a symmetrical vase. This could be folded in half and painted to create a symmetrical design or just painted freely. A table cloth in oil pastel was created and the vase glued. After drawing stems, the children were to create flowers using tissue paper. This they found to be the most challenging. For those frustrated trying to cut petal shapes, I showed them how to create scrunched flower shapes. They all are bold, bright and wonderfully different!

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