I was totally inspired by this Paper Plate Flowers project at Pink Stripey Socks and have it planned for my art camp kids tomorrow. The only catch is that I didn’t account for a lot of new kinders, kids that have barely learned how to cut straight lines, let alone curves. Guess how I am spending my evening? Oh well, they will have fun painting them and I did have fun learning that watercolors look really good on uncoated plates.
PREP: Make four templates that gradate in size, and number of petals so that they make a random arrangement. Older students can trace and cut their own. Younger, as in kinder and 1st grade may need them precut. I cut about 4 at a time to speed things up.
1. Choose one of each size flower and staple in the center
2. Paint each layer a different color or watercolor paint, pulling up petals to paint underneath. Splotches and mixed colors are welcome and only make the flowers look better.