Spring Springs

Why

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


Steps

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. 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. Decorate flower parts with Crayola Construction Paper Crayons and Crayola Washable Glitter Glue.


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.

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.

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?

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Construction Paper™ Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Glitter Glue
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper

Overview

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

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.

Cirriculum

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