Long-Stemmed Lilies

Why

Lilies symbolize hope and the miracle of new life. Celebrate the arrival of spring, or learn about Easter traditions, with these regal botanical beauties.


Steps

1. There are many Easter customs and spring festivals. The white lily symbolizes sweetness, purity and majesty. Discover more about the symbolism of these beautiful flowers in different cultures.


2. Find out what lilies look like by looking in botanical references. Lilies have six-part flowers (three petals and three sepals colored alike), six stamens, and a pistil. Using Crayola® Colored Pencils, draw a pattern of a 3-sided petal resembling a propeller. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Use this to trace more petals and sepals. Cut them out.


3. Cover your art area with recycled newspaper. Using Crayola Oil Pastels, lightly color the inner part of the petals/sepals. Punch holes in the center.


4. For each flower, draw six long thin strips for stamens and another strip for a pistil. Color them on both sides and cut them out. Slide them through the center hole of the flowers. Insert a long chenille stick through each flower center and bend the top to hold it securely.


5. Cut a paper cup in half lengthwise to make a flowerpot. Fit paper to cover the top of the cup. Use your imagination to decorate the flowerpot with colorful patterns. Attach the paper to the cup with Crayola School Glue. Air dry flat.


6. On a large paper, create a background for your flower scene. Glue your pot of lilies to the background. Air-dry flat before hanging to decorate or give as a gift.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

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.

Adaptations

  • Children with special needs may benefit from assistance when they cut small pieces.
  • Research the various lilies such as the Bermuda or Madonna. Discover why some varieties are used more than others are.
  • Create various cultures’ Easter symbols and explain their significance, such as decorated eggs, rabbits, baskets, and butterflies. Place symbols in a book for younger children to enjoy.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Crayola® Oil Pastels
  • Colored Pencils
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • hole punch
  • chenille sticks

Overview

grades

  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Special Needs

subjects

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes

benefits

  • Students learn about Easter traditions and symbols.

  • Children research botanical information about lilies, such as numbers and shapes of petals, sepals, stamens, and pistils.

  • Students create an accurate replica of a pot of lilies.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards