-- flower pot and flower or poinsettia 3d art project, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th grades, mother's day gift, spring --
This art project is showy and versatile. In December, follow instructions as is and students can create beautiful 3-dimensional poinsettias in 3-dimensional flower pots. In spring, stack petals of yellow or pink hues to create dahlias, or white to make lilies!
Although the 3-D flower pot looks great when it "pops" out from the wall, you can omit the pot from this project. I have also filled the pot with cut-out student hand print "flowers" for Mother's or Father's Day gifts.
PDF file includes instructions and blacklines for the flower pot, blacklines for the 4 sizes of leaves/petals, as well as, photographs of step-by-step assembly and final product.
1. Cut out pieces.
2. Fold leaves/petals in half, hotdog-style. Fold flower pot.
3. Designate where (on 11x17" white paper) flower center will be.
4. Arrange 3 green leaves, with folded ridges facing up, around "center" and glue down tabs only (so leaves remain 3-dimensional).
5. Stagger 6 largest, red petals in between (but on top of first leaf layer) and glue down petal tabs only.
6. Repeat with next 2 dark-pink petal layers, ending with the smallest petals.
7. Make 6-8 yellow tissue paper "balls" (about the size of large peas), roll in glue then yellow glitter, and glue to center of blossom.
8. Using flat side of 3/4" light-green crayon piece, draw stem from under blossom petals, stopping where flower pot will go.
9. Follow directions on flower pot blackline and glue pot to background paper.
10. Mount final artwork to 12x18" dark brown construction paper.
I hope you and your students enjoy this beautiful, artistic, and seasonal display!