Your second grader will hone her cutting skills making this fun and colorful flower creation. The stem of a plant holds up a flower, along with providing nutrients, helping the flower to grow. Your child can learn more about plants while making this fun art project!
Take a look at a flower with your child, either by heading outdoors or looking at a flower in a book or on the Internet.
See if your child can recognize the parts of the flower, such as the stem, leaves and petals! She can look at several types of flowers and notice how some have similar petals and others are different.
Now it’s time to make her own interesting flower! Start by turning a 9” by 12” sheet of green construction paper into a 9” by 9” square with the help of a ruler and pencil.
Invite your child to trim and curve the four corners of her square creating a circle. Then have your child draw a spiraling line starting at the outside edge of the green paper and ending in the center of her square.
Now she can use her scissors to carefully follow and cut along her spiraling line, honing her concentration and cutting skills!
Now she’s got a spiraling stem for her flower! Invite her to cut out a circle from one color of construction paper and petals from another. She can also cut a couple of green leaves to attach to her stem!
Offer your child the glue and encourage her to glue together her flower and then attach it to the end (the outside part) of her spiral along with the leaves she cut out!
Now she can hang her spiraling flower from the center of the spiral stem and watch as it moves and sways in the air!
Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.