Art can be created with basically anything. It is not limited to a paint brush or a colored pencil. What your imagination can produce, so can your hands. This is something I have been trying to teach my daughter. There are so many things in life that need to be done correctly, by the book, the way it is supposed to be. Art does not have to be one of these things. Just as in this flower craft, no scissors were used!
Andy Warhol says “Art Is What You Can Get Away With”. If you think it, you can do it!
Last week we read The Perfect Square written by Michael Hall. In this story a red square is ripped, painted, and changed. With each new ‘look’ something beautiful is created even though there are challenges present. With each new form that the red square took, it was transformed into something unlikely but the result was wonderfully surprising!
I took this as the perfect time to teach my daughter that art doesn’t have limitations. She is accustomed to using scissors and glue, so ripping paper was new to her. I handed her the piece of paper and told her to rip away and even through her initial confusion she was so excited. Ripping paper is fun!
We used the ripped paper to create this beautiful flower garden. It was incredibly simple and clearly fun!
Supplies Needed For Ripped Paper Flower:
We literally ripped the pink paper, glued the pieces onto a cut sheet of craft paper. When all the torn pieces were in place, I drew the ‘stems’ and we were done.
This was an absolutely simple craft but the result is beautiful. The meaning behind it and the lesson that I was able to teach my daughter was priceless!
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