September 19, 2011
Van Gogh inspired Sunflowers
The project began by using a mixture of shaving cream and blue paint to create the "swirling background" using their FINGERS. This was so exciting and very messy, but they had a ball! I would encourage you to tell your students to only use 2 fingers to swirl and not their entire hand. Also if they swirl to much it will turn into a solid blue background as some of the ones you will see posted did.
Brown paper sacks were used to create the center of the sunflower. Some drew seeds in the center. They used tissue paper and construction paper to create the stem and grass.
Their final piece was to to do a small writing about something they learned about sunflowers and glue on the front.