an activity for preschoolers:
Flower styling and flowerpot decorating.

before you begin:
Gather the following materials: tissue paper, pipe cleaners, flowerpots, collage materials, markers, paint and any other items desired for decorating the flowerpots.

activity goals:
To create a process art project celebrating spring while developing fine motor skills and color recognition.

Encourage children to be creative with their color choices, flower styling and flowerpot decorating.

let's get started

step 1
Create flowers by folding up to 3 pieces of tissue paper into 1" accordion folds. If you so choose, you may cut the ends in half-circles to create petals.
step 2
Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of the folded tissue, leaving a stem. Fluff out the tissue paper like a flower.
step 3
Decorate the flowerpot using paint, gems, crayons, glitter or any other materials desired.
step 4
Fill the flowerpot with rice, stones or sand so that the flowers can stand upright.