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.


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


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.




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.


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.


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.


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


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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