With this project we reviewed the learning objective; I can create a still life with one object. We began by cutting out a flower pot shape and then cutting slits to weave paper strips into the pot. This is a very hard task for most first graders. They struggle with the alternating pattern of over one, under one process of paper weaving. We then used paper strips to create three flower stems and scrap paper to cut and add leaves to the stems. We then cut our yellow flower petals the same shape as the leaf and glued in a radial pattern at the top of each stem. This is where I reviewed how overlapping the petals creates the illusion of space and makes the picture look more real. We then added circle centers and glued real sunflower seeds in the center of each flower for that special touch! My instructional video is below.
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