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.
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.
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.
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.