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Fall Sunflowers


In my primary classes we have been looking at the beauty of Autumn. We are so blessed to have the four seasons in Ohio and experience the cycles of life.  This year the fall colors were spectacular! In Art class we discussed the beautiful colors that you see in the fall and the foliage and flowers in bloom.  One fabulous flower is the Sunflower. 
 The children delighted in created their personal flowers. 
First, we painted various shades of fall colors on construction paper.  Want to see how we create painted papers?
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 After our painted papers were drying,
 I read the book The Sun Seed by author Jan Schubert.
This is a lovely book for children to view before creating their personal artwork.
 We looked at the shapes of sunflower petals, then the students created their own petal shape, traced more petals from the original one,
then glued the petals to a circle center. 
 Lastly, students created seeds from oil pastels and tissue paper.
When students were done creating their special sunflower stems were painted on a background then the flower tops were added to the finished mural. I hope you have a wonderful fall season as well!

Construction Paper
Tempera Paint
Round brushes
Oil Pastels
Tissue Paper
Glue, Scissors, Pencils
Keep on Creating !

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    Elizabeth - Dream Painters
    October 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Beautiful group mural. I love the textures and colors you've achieved in the petals 🙂

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    Mrs. C
    October 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I always enjoy seeing what your students have been up to! Their work is always beautiful and inspiring! 🙂

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    Miss Foote
    October 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Gorgeous! Sunflowers are my favorite.

    Chickadee Jubilee

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    Paintbrush Rocket
    October 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I LOVE these and the Fall Trees!!!!!!

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