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As spring flowers make their appearance, celebrate the new season by creating cut-paper blooms that are all about shapes. Provide students with colorful paper shapes, sequins, pom-poms, and other materials, and watch your classroom garden blossom!
What You Need
Pompoms, sequins, beads, etc.
Optional: paper punches
What to Do
1 | First, cut out different geometric shapes in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns. Use paper punches, if available, to punch out whole circles, triangles, etc. Sort the cut-paper pieces into piles by shape.
2 | Review the shapes with your students, making sure to highlight key features of each shape.
3 | Pass out a sheet of colorful construction paper to each student, and have them choose a selection of paper shapes. Next, they should use a glue stick to attach the shapes to their paper to make the shape of a flower. Encourage creativity as students create a single bloom or a full garden!
4 | Decorate the blossoms by adding pompoms, sequins, or other embellishments. To extend the lesson, have students pair up to describe the shapes they used, or have them label the shapes in their garden on a separate sheet of paper.
Photo: Adam Chinitz; Craft Stylist: Morgan Levine