Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Painted Paper Bouquets

I was so in love with these painted paper flowers with coffee filter centers created by 
Bess and her students and found over at It's a HSES Arty Party!
I knew I had to have my students create some smaller versions. 



Class One:
We first started with liquid watercolors and coffee filters. Students just drizzled the watercolors across the filters then painted with water to dilute the paint. 




Then students created a large vase on 18 x 24 construction paper. Next, came the beautiful painted paper petals. Students drew petals on the back of the various painted papers to create
 at least 3 large flowers. 

Lastly, the coffee filters were glued into the centers of the flowers. All together this project took 2- 40 minute classes. Everyone just loved these displayed in the office. I was even asked if staff could purchased them. Hmmm, maybe I have to think about that!








23 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Just in time for Mother's Day!!

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  2. So pretty! I love the coffee filter idea. Will definitely use this idea!

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  3. OMG! I may have to change my plans for Mother's Day and do this instead! My kids would be so excited, since I broke their hearts a couple weeks ago and told them we were done painting. I may have to break the paint out again for this project! Super cute! I look forward to seeing what you do in the future so I can use it in my class. I became inspired to use paint this year!!!! First time ever (after 13 years with no sink!) and I am hooked. I plan on buying lots of paint over the summer for next year.

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  4. Beyond beautiful!!! Just made giant flowers to decorate for our school's senior brunch. (inspired by pics i saw on your blog) Will blog about it soon! Pinning this one!

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  5. So lush, so gorgeous! You always inspire me!

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  6. These are incredible. Did I miss the instructions somewhere for how you create the painted papers to cut the petals out of?

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    1. We just used what was in our surplus of painted paper that we had painted in the beginning of the year. Students folded the paper 12 x 18 and drew the petals on the unpainted side, cut out and glued onto a circle. :)

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  7. The colours are fantastic! And I love the 3D effect! Very nice. Those coffee filters are so good to use for different projects!

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  8. Did you have any special way to arrange the coffee filter?

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  9. Thank you for this! I found these via google, and just made 2 with my 4 year old daughter for her grandmothers. They came out absolutely beautiful! I really appreciate your sharing them with us.

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  10. I love all the displays you have up over your school. My school has similar walls. However, it is VERY difficult to attach anything to the walls. Hot glue works but is a huge pain. What do you use to attach the butcher paper to the school walls? What do you use to attach the student work to the butcher paper?

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    1. Thanks! I glue- (Elmers glue all) the projects to the display paper, then I use blue sticky tack and attach it to the edge of the display paper . BTW it hangs for 3-4 months on the walls.

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  11. What grade level did you do this lesson with?

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    1. 4th and 5th. The fourth graders really had creative ideas! :)

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  12. So happy to have seen these : )

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  13. Just superb. I can't wait to try this, it's beautiful!

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  14. Hi Thanks for including such detailed info about how you made these. I love art and making my own creative pieces but I find it hard to translate it into simplier art lessons I can do with my students :) Thank you :)

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  15. These artworks are really lovely. These are just perfect for children because they get to develop their creativity and at the same time can use recycled materials. Therefore; they are also learning how to help preserve the environment. Thank you for this post. This will surely inspire several others to try this out or come up with other creative works and designs.

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  16. On the flowers and vase, did the children use tempra paint or watercolor paint? What were the directions for painting the paper to be cut into flowers and vase?
    Darling! Will get starting in Sept! :)
    Thanks,
    Kathy

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    1. On the vase and flowers we used tempera paint. I had the students paint paper previously then they cut the shapes out and glued them together to create the shape. The vase is folded paper draw half a shape of a vase then cut.

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