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3D Colour Diffusing Paper Flower

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Create a beautiful flower to be a decoration on its own or as an embellishment on a bigger artwork. You could even make this flower as a gift!

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  • Step 1Fill each spray bottle half way with a different watercolour. Fill each bottle the rest of the way with water. Put each lid back on securely and slowly rotate each bottle to mix the watercolour and water.
  • Step 2Spray a few pieces of diffusing paper with all of the different watercolours. Watch as the colours bleed into each other. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Using your decorated diffusing paper carefully cut out 18 ovals (4 x 5cm) and 18 ovals (3 x 4cm). These will be used to create the petals for the flower.
  • Step 4To create petals, hold the oval with the short side toward you. Fold the left hand side diagonally toward the centre. Fold the right hand side diagonally toward the centre. Secure with glue and allow to dry.
  • Step 5Cut a circle from the decorated diffusing paper (10cm diameter), this will be a base for the flower. Place the largest petals around the circle. Attach with glue.
  • Step 6Layer the smaller petals over the large petals making sure they are off-centred with the large petals. Attach with glue.
  • Step 7To create the centre of the flower cut a smaller circle from diffusing paper. Place the circle in the centre of the flower. Attach with glue.

Materials used in this activity

Spray Bottles
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Product Code: 11929 Pack of 6
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Watercolor Magic Glitter Liquid Watercolours - 225ml
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Product Code: 13122 Set of 8 Colours
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Colour Diffusing Paper - 46 x 30cm
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Product Code: 13306 Pack of 50
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