Flowers have been a favorite subject for painters, sculptors, and photographers. Join the many artists over time who have captured the beauty of flowers with your own artful bouquet. Inspired by the beautiful floral art from the Getty collection, we'll show you how to make flowers with pencils, markers, and construction paper.
From daisies to hyacinths, tulips to forget-me-nots, there’s no limit to the flowers you can make. Here are a set of four activities to get things started. Make one of each flower or make multiples of the flower you like best. Or, experiment and invent your own!
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First, gather your materials:
- Primary: construction paper, pencils, markers, glue (glue sticks or white glue), tape, scissors, and a ruler
- Optional: hole punch, colorful eraser toppers, decorative tapes (washi or floral), stickers
- Alternatives: paper bags, newspapers, magazines, scrapbook, copy or wrapping papers
Tips for starting:
- Gather all materials beforehand. If you don’t have the exact materials, improvise!
- No construction paper? Try paper bags, newspapers, magazines, scrapbook, copy or wrapping papers.
- Use pencils, color pencils, and markers for flower stems to encourage future artmaking.
- Decorate stems with paper, stickers, decorative tape (washi and floral) or leave undecorated.
- Try a practice run to get familiar with the flower designs.
- Double your efforts and save time by folding your paper in half before tracing or cutting.