Create a Shredded Paper Flower Bouquet
Who knew shredded paper could be so beautiful? This project makes a great gift for someone special in your child's life. Your youngster will love ripping up colorful sheets of paper to make their very own floral bouquet. These flower collages will remain vivid and beautiful for years!
What You Need:
- Watercolor paper, 11" x 17"
- Flesh-colored paper for the arm and hand
- Various shades of green construction paper for stems and leaves
- Brightly colored construction papers for flowers
- Glue Stick
What You Do:
- Help your paper-florist trace his arm and hand on the flesh colored paper.
- Have him cut out his paper arm from the paper and put it aside.
- Place the white paper vertical, or portrait, so it's tall.
- Now he can lay the paper hand across the bottom of the white paper. The fingers should almost touch the end of the paper. Cut down the arm part of the colored paper so it matches flush with the white paper.
- Help to glue just the ARM part of the cut-out to the white paper. Keep the paper hand/fingers free from glue at this point.
- Together, enjoy cutting and tearing long thick and thin stems out of the green papers, then cut and tear various leaf shapes out of the green paper including big and small, round and fat, and long and thin.
- Lay the stems into the "fingers" of the hand. Some of them should overlap the thumb, but all should go under the fingers.
- Help your child glue down the thumb and the stems from the bottom up. Do NOT glue the tops of the stems yet.
- Make the fingers appear to be "holding" the flowers by folding the fingers under and gluing them, or just cut the fingers off to give the effect of “bent” fingers.
- Glue the fingers down.
- Now he can place the leaves throughout the stems and glue them down
- Next, you can both tear, rip and cut colored paper into the shapes of petals!
- Glue down the petals. Overlapping stems and petals looks great on this project.
His beautiful collage bouquet is ready to surprise someone he loves!