Spring daffodil flower pictures

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I was going through another post on someone else’s blog and she had some beautiful daffodil paintings and I said to myself ..Hey wait! I also have daffodil pictures.

i remembered that I had recently done a daffodil flower project with my grandchildren and hadn’t posted them.

So the way I did this project was by way of collage.

I call it collage…anytime the children get a variety of materials that they have to choose from to create a picture by cutting and pasting.

I often like to give them various images to jog their creativity, unless its a common object.(and even then different images make them think of the objects in more creative ways)

In this case, daffodils are a common object, so I basically just gave them an array of green and yellow materials and told them it was a daffodil flower picture they should make.

materials for daffodil pictures

Those were some of the materials I gave to them, trying to stick to the green and yellow motif.

My 51/2 yr old grandson used a large piece of green felt to make what seems to be a large expanse of grass, one flower (but a 3 dimensional one at that) and was done.

daffodil picture 2

My granddaughter who is 41/2 spent more time with this she drew and cut and pasted and I actually did cheat a little as I saw what she was doing. I just cut a bunch of leaf like shapes out of green and put them into the mix of materials.
daffodil picture 1

Kids always like to use pre cut materials which is why I try not to use them, but  no great harm done.

I do think though, that it is very helpful for the kids when they have a few different images to work from as it gives them a frame of reference.

 

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Penny says May 12, 2013

This is just beautiful! They did a fabulous job. Collage is something I want to get into with the girls more. We have a spare space in our house and I’ll be making it into a craft room, somewhere where they can be creative and have free range to explore different types of art. I’m going to love it here!

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gary says May 12, 2013

Thank you so much Penny and since I know you are an animal lover you can check out the 2 following collages that are animal based that I’ve done.
http://eduart4kids.com/animal-crafts/
http://eduart4kids.com/torn-paper-animal-art-a-la-eric-carle/

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