Gorgeous, eh? The second I looked at it, I knew that we could recreate it in class....sort of.
Once the paint had dried, the students choose two different colors of tissue paper, which I had precut into squares. Using the end of their pencil, they stuck the eraser side into the middle of the paper, dipped it in glue, and glued the tissue onto the branches to form flowers. (all of my students knew how to do this, as I am positive it is something they have done in 1st and 2nd grade ;) ) The result were some really simple, yet beautiful life-inspired pictures.
Here are a few of my favorites.
When hanging all together, they really do pop. They are so simple, yet make such a statement. I am so happy with the way these projects came out.
What art projects have you done that were inspired by something else?