Spring Springs

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Why?

Create realistic flowers from construction paper and recycled items to show what you know about the parts of a flower.

Steps

  1. 1. Find pictures of parts of a flower. Learn the names and purposes of each part. Find out how different flowers grow (bulbs, seeds, rhizomes) and in what climates.
  2. 2. To make flowers: With Crayola® Scissors and construction paper, cut out flower parts for several different flowers. Choose various accurate shapes and colors for petals, pistils, stamens, and other parts. Glue to paper.
  3. 3. Decorate flower parts with Crayola Construction Paper Crayons and Crayola Washable Glitter Glue.

adaptations

Construct leaves, such as ferns, from construction paper, to add to your bouquet. Use a field guide or real-life plants for information about shapes, colors, and sizes.

Visit a greenhouse, garden, or farm to see how flowers are raised. What do flowers need to grow? How are such fragile items shipped?

Take a Flower Fragrance walk. Draw pictures of flowers that smell wonderfully, and those that have no smell at all. Can you find any that do not have a pleasant smell?

benefits

Children identify different parts of a flower and demonstrate their knowledge by creating flowers with those characteristics.

Students artistically arrange their flowers in a vase they design.

grades

Pre-K and Kindergarten
Grades 1 to 3
Grades 4 to 6

subjects

Science
Visual Arts

time

Less than 1/2 hour
30 to 60 minutes
Multiple Sessions

curriculum standards links

US: Research U.S. Standards
UK: Research UK Standards
Canada: Research Canada Standards

safety guidelines

Glitter Glue— WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Not for use on skin.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

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