Open House Ideas
It is always bright and
cheerful to have flowers for Open House. We usually have our
Open House sometime during the middle of May. These flowers
were made with coffee filters and
watercolor. We used Coloration Liquid Watercolors for the
vivid colors. But, you can use other kinds of paint or food
coloring. We allowed the children to use eye droppers to drop
the different colors on the filter and let the colors run together.
They love using the eye droppers. When the filters were dry,
we glued them on the blue backing paper and added green construction
paper stem and leaves.
These flowers are a bit hard to
see, but they are made with coiled pieces of construction paper
strips. You start with the yellow center strip. Each strip is
about 12 inches by 1 1/2 inches wide. I recommend using tacky glue
to hold each rolled strip in place. We punched a hole in the
top with a paper hole puncher to hang them in our room. You
can make them larger. This is a great project to do with an
older reading buddy.
Each child was given a
paper plate to paint yellow or orange. Then they were given
squares to cut in half diagonally to make the triangles for the sun.
This is a great lesson on shapes and how to make triangles.
They are cute hung up in the room, or you could use this for a
writing lesson on what they like to do during the summer.