To create the flowers, I had the students put four pieces of construction paper together. Then students drew a petal and cut through all four pieces at once. This way, all four pieces would be symmetrical. Instead of gluing the petals flat, I had the students glue the petals so they stick up. This was done by putting a dot of glue on each end of the petal, and holding them in an arch shape for at least 15 seconds. Lastly, students drew in stems and other decorations with oil pastels.
These are wonderful. I got the idea for the flowers from Art with Mr. E, but added a few of my own touches to it as well. Thank goodness for the awesome blogs out there that inspire me!