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Flower Art For The Kiddos!

I love doing art projects with my class at school and this one was supposed to be done in my classroom with my kiddos, but....instead you get me doing it by myself.  I am going to try to do a step by step video and still do this spring flower with my class.
This is a great fine motor art project because the kids have to cut strips and glue them down.  Young children will need a little adult help....I actually needed about 2 more hands while doing this.  Haha!  I was using a glue stick to start with and it wasn't holding my folded strips down.  But that was my fault because I used card stock and it was just heavy enough to pop back up.  I did change to tacky glue and had not trouble after that.  I'm sure regular construction paper or notebook paper would work just fine.

Cut your paper into strips.  They do not have to be perfect and can be as short or as long as you want them to be.  

I tried to gauge where to start mine so that the flower would end up being in the middle of the page, but not a big deal.  Just make sure it's not too close to the edge so you have room to fold the strip over and glue. 

Fold your strip over and glue it down.  Remember, I used card stock so mine didn't stay too well at the beginning. I always tell my kids to hold it down and count to 10...sometimes 20.  Get a little counting in there while doing art. 

I went ahead and glued all my strips down and then went back and folded them over and glued them. I did 2 or 3 at a time and held them down and counted so they would not jump back up.  

Not perfect but going to be cute. 

Cut out a circle the size of your middle.  Mine was too big and I just kept trimming it down until it was the right size.  Gluing this in the middle also helps hold all your strips down.  I held the circle down and counted to 50 to make sure it was good.

I think my kids will enjoy this flower.  I can't wait until I can do it with them virtually and see how pretty all of theirs look.  Let me know if you give this art project a try with your kids.  I'd love to see their flowers.  You can drop a picture of them below.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.  Stay safe and well.

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