Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

BioColor® Flowers

Summer flowers are in full bloom so it's time to be inspired by the brilliant colors of nature. Children love making these simple fold-over flowers using brilliant BioColor®.

Simply take white construction paper, fold it in half, and place dots of BioColor® along the middle of the fold. Re-fold the paper and press around the BioColor®. Open the fold and let the BioColor® dry thoroughly. Once dry, cut out your flower shape and attach a craft stick stem. Create leaves from additional construction paper or painted paper plates. Glue them together and enjoy as individual flowers. Or better yet, create an elaborate class mural and have everyone paint the background and then add their own flowers. You'll find lesson plans for both these ideas in Smart Art 2.

Enjoy your summer and keep those gardens blooming!

2 Comments:

At 12:49 AM, Blogger Hiedi said...

These look gorgeous. We have just recently done a similar activity as part of our unit on symmetry, but I would never have thought to create flowers with them. Thanks for the great idea!

 
At 3:07 AM, Anonymous Term papers said...

Awesome work, thanks again for sharing such an informative ideas. It's really interesting I really liked it. I appreciate the information, well thought out and written. Thank you

 

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