Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Magazine Flowers

I saw this lesson on the Teach Kids Art site, and had to make it part of my Recycled Art Camp this summer. We used recycled lids as our templates to trace four different sized circles on magazine pages of our choosing. Then we folded each circle in half three times and cut petal patterns onto the outer edge. Our smallest circle was left untouched to become the center of the flower. We also cut out a pair of leaves, and rolled up a half page from a magazine to become the stem. I also encouraged the students to add bits and pieces of their cutouts to fill the negative space of their compositions and to give them some pattern. Here are a few of our beautiful flowers.

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