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Painted Paper Flowers and Landscape Projects

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Need a quick lesson for the end of the year?
 
Here are 3 awesome projects that your students will love. I know my kiddos do!
 
Yes folks, it is getting towards the end of the year for Painted Paper students
-even though I have 38 days left- 
but who’s counting! haha
 
Never Fear! 
Painted Paper will still be working!
 
This summer I am opening the vaults of 20 years of awesome projects along with my 
Thematic Units and will be posting many 
of my favorite ones!  
 
Ok, back to the 3 awesome projects that all students can create with great success! 
Project 1
Large Placemat Flowers
 
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Project 2
 
Large Placemats with Line Flowers
 
Grab those placemats filled with vibrant colors. These mats are so beautiful as non-objective art, and yes as a typical hoarder I sift through them and keep some hidden for other projects. 
Here are a few awesome placemats I have kept.
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Now, grab the old tempera paint that needs to be used up and start painting repeated shapes on the placemats. Many of my students prefer squares or rectangles but have your students choose their colors and shapes.
 
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Next, start with a good opaque black tempera paint. I use Dick Blick Premium Tempera. 
Paint the center of the flower. 
Don’t worry about the other paints not being dry because the black paint will cover nicely.
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Now add the petals. Remember to make them big!
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Once the petals are completed,
add stems and leaves. 
Next, add fun lines and patterns to the flower.
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Frame them on 18 x 24 construction paper 
and cut one inch strips from the painted placemats to frame these beautiful works of art.

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Project 3
 
Painted Paper Placemat Landscapes
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Have students pick a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper for background. Next, have them choose a couple of oil pastels to shade in the background.
 
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This creates a nice texture for the students to add the parts of the landscape. Students cut the painted paper placemats to create the ground. Bins of painted paper scraps are used for smaller details. Once the students cut the landscape details, glue the items down.
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Next, students paint with tempera paint to add more details on top of the painted paper shapes.
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Let dry.
Once dry, glue the projects on 18 x 24  construction paper and create a frame from one inch strips cut from the used placemats.
 Glue down painted strips.
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Hope these bright colorful projects inspire you to recycle while creating in your classroom!

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Keep on painting 🙂
Laura

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Mary
    April 10, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Love these projects, so bold and colorful! We're working on some mixed media cityscapes, utilizing old painted placemats (doodles and all) for our backgrounds.

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