Mod Flowers

What You Need:

  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White paper

What You Do:

  1. Take a closer look at the flowing flower designs of the 1950s and '60s by researching online or at your local library. One popular designer, Marimekko, has been creating colorful textiles since 1950, and is still going strong today. The mod style hit the scene in England during the late 1950s with music and fashion being its driving force.
  2. Offer your child some scrap paper and pencil to create a few sketches of organic flowing flowers. Organic shapes do not have edges and are often influenced by natural things.
  3. Now your child can get out some flashy construction paper and start cutting out organic flower shapes using her sketches as needed. She can cut shapes for petals and others for the center for her flowers.
  4. Invite your child to select one color to use as the background for her mod flowers and get out the glue to get things sticking.
  5. She can adhere her flowers to the paper with a thin layer of glue, encouraging fine motor and design skills.
  6. Display her finished flower creation in a sunny spot, encouraging everyone to think flowery thoughts!

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