Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In Georgia's Garden

Creative little ones ages 2-5 joined me today at the OKCMOA to create bright beautiful flowers inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe.

First we looked at some examples from the books I brought with me.

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We started by cutting one BIG flower and glued it down on white paper.

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Cut or tear details like leaves and glue them down. We cut one more smaller flower and place it in the center.

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Next crumple small bits of tissue paper and glue to the center of the flower. Add more details with crayons, torn or cut paper to make it special!

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Finish by gluing the entire piece on top of a larger piece of construction paper to create a colorful mat.

You will need:
-White paper
-Construction paper (we used Spectra Fadeless art paper)
-Scrap paper
-Tissue paper
-Scissors
-Glue
-Crayons

Here are some of our creations!

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3 comments:

jessica Johnston said...

These flowers look great. I am going to do them with my Autistic class. I think they would enjoy all of the different elements of tearing, crumbling the paper, and cutting! Your kids did a great job!

Hope Hunter Knight said...

perfect - i usually do 1st grade o'keeffe flowers with cray-pas, but i'm out of them for the year, so this helps me a lot - thanks!

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Jessica and Hope,

Thank you both for stopping by and leaving me a comment! I hope both of you are able to use this idea. Have a wonderful week!

Erin :)