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Tissue Paper Flowers

April 14, 2011

After reading Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed, kindergarten and first grade students created a flower scene using watercolor paint, tissue paper and marker.  They received a 6″ square piece of white poster board.  To prepare for this lesson, I hot glued the lids of sports drink bottles to the poster board, toward the top.  This marks the center of the flower.  I demonstrated how to use watercolor paint to add the green grass.  We talked about using several colors in our sky.  Students loved painting a watercolor wash and their skies were very colorful.  Next, we added glue to the inside of our lids.  We crumpled colored tissue paper and placed it inside.  Next we made a circle of glue around the lid.  They chose a color of tissue paper for their flower, crumpled it and pressed it into the glue.  After their flower was complete, students used markers to add the stem and leaves.  This was an easy one day lesson and the results made everyone happy.

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