An easy and fun summer craft that would make a lovely Mother's Day craft. I did this with my Grade 4's during the last week of school- it was simple enough to prep for a teacher tired at the end of the year yet fun enough for my kids to keep them busy and entertained for two classes! Win!
They started off by painting heavy sheets of white paper (cardstock works great)
with liquid watercolours. Let these dry.
The next class, students used a ruler to measure 2cm strips on the back of their paper.
Some wanted to make them thinner.
Then they traced a circle (use a lid) onto construction paper and decorated then. They glued their paper strips into loops and glued those onto the back of the circle.
I found bubble tea straws at the Dollaw Store- they worked much better for the 'stem' than regular straws- much sturdier. I used a glue gun to attach the kids flowers to the straws.
Some Grade 4 flowers: