In Mexico, these beautiful flowers are grown for many celebrations. We created these delightful blooms in decorative vases in 2- 45 minute sessions
- oil pastels
- painted paper
- tempera paint
- paintbrushes (flat)
- construction paper
- small paper plate template
- coffee filters with liquid watercolors (optional)
- placemat to protect the work service
Creating the Vase
Students first created the vase shape out of construction paper, then added monochromatic (tints and shades of one color) oil pastels to the vase. Students chose 1 geometric shape then rotated the monochromatic colors of oil pastels.
Adding the Stems
Students then painted stems with tempera paint in light green and dark green above the vase.
Adding the Marigold Tops
The marigolds were created using painted paper. Circle templates were used to make the shape, FYI – cutting the edge of the circle gives the look of petals. Add painted coffee filters or tissue paper for the centers of the flowers.
Adding the Leaves
Leaf shapes were drawn on the back of previously painted paper, cut out, then glued down. Oil pastels details were added to the painted paper side.
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