Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Classroom Craft - Watercolour flowers

This is our class craft from last week, the flowers were for a spring window display in the hallway. They would also be great to hand out for mother's day and easy to make a few (or a lot) at home. I think the kids would have made twenty each if they could have.  They really enjoyed creating these.

The supplies were all things our teacher had on hand, - pre-cut watercolour papers, liquid watercolours (I think food colouring/water would work great), science droppers, and chenille stems.  
I had the kids each paint on a clipboard and after one round of kids at the station, I added a couple of paper towels under the paper to absorb all the excess water.

Despite how much liquid is used they dried very quickly and within 1/2 hour I was able to gather the flower in the middle and twist the chenille stem onto it. Here are some finished flowers in a pencil can.
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6 comments:

Traci said...

They turned out so pretty~ Love it,

Joanna said...

Those are pretty ! We made some butterfly's once using this method. Just gathered in the middle with an antenna. Very fun!

Megan said...

Those flowers came out so pretty and the clipboard idea is brilliant!

Jamie said...

Very cool.

IrmaOrbison said...

Well done!........................................

aubrey said...

ooh very pretty. what a great idea!!