- Canvas (if you don’t have canvas then a flat piece of cardboard will work).
- Paint (the Museum uses non-toxic acrylic paint).
- Tissue paper
- Paintbrushes & water buckets
- With your parents, prep the tissue paper by cutting it into 1-inch squares. Cut teardrop shapes out of the cardboard, these teardrops will be transformed into petals! Both the tissue paper and the cardboard will be used to make and shape your 3D flowers.
- Paint the cardboard flower petals any color you’d like and set aside to dry.
- If you want to, paint a background on your canvas.
- To make tissue paper flowers, glue one piece of tissue paper on top of another at an angle. Then just manipulate the tissue paper until it resembles a flower shape that you like. Once you’re happy with how your flower looks, glue it onto the canvas.
- For cardboard flowers, only put glue on the bottom (non-pointy) edge of your petal. Glue the petals in a circle. Once the glued edge is secure, gently pull up on the pointy edge so that it is no longer resting on the canvas. This will give your artwork a 3D effect!