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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!