Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

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This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden.

Materials:

  • Patterned Paper
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Paper Punches
  • Glue Sticks
  • Recycled Cereal Box

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First, the kiddos punch out a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of paper. We used recycled butcher paper off the tables from previous weeks of printing and painting.

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After exploring the different punches, it is time to start composing flowers. We had star, circle, heart, and a few flower-shaped punches in a variety of sizes making layering a lot of fun.

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Now the recycled cereal box comes in handy! We used this as the “dirt” in our gardens. Because we used recycled materials, everyone’s dirt patch was a different size and even slightly different colors.

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After adhering the dirt to the background construction paper, it is time to add stems. We also used a variety of greens made from paint strips, construction paper, and green painted paper.

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Our Masters Class used white glue instead of glue sticks because they have the ability to control a line.

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Once the stems are on, there was nothing stopping our tiny artists from putting on their punchy paper stars, and completing their sweet spring garden masterpieces!

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