This a great 'towards the end of the year' art activity where you can use up all those scraps of colored scrap you've saved and accumulated all year.
I explained to students that we would be using tearing paper with our hands instead of cutting it using scissors. I demonstrated how to make a few different types of flowers and then had them practice a bit. A few were definitely frustrated in the beginning, and asked if they could 'just use scissors'. But I encouraged them to keep at it and that it would get easier, with practice.
Students started off by creating a minimum of five flowers on white paper. I encouraged them to try different types of flowers, and to vary the size and the height: some short, some tall, some medium.
Glue these on the paper using a glue stick.
Once the flower heads are all glued on, then attach the stems.
Finally, glue on some leaves.