Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunflower Art

For the first week of October we are doing a short study on the lifecycle of the sunflower to go along with your year long lifecycle theme.  This art project turned out very nice!  
Here is how it's set up on the tray.  In the jar is glue, and instead of tissue paper which is so thin it can be trick to work, especially at the beginning of the year, I used crepe paper (streamers) from the party store!

 I have a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of off white card stock with a small circle drawn on it.  The first step is to fringe cut the small yellow rectangles of crepe paper and glue them around the circle.  You can add as much or as little as you wish.  The older kids add more covering all the gaps.

Next they cut out the circle on the beige paper and glue it over the first circle and on the ends of the crepe paper holding it down.
They paint that circle with glue all over.
 Sprinkle with sunflowers and add a stem and leaves!  Beautiful!

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