A SPECIAL GIFT – Texture, Balance, Unity

Students paint a coil pot (created in a previous lesson) and then arrange a few dried flowers and grasses in it to create a simple gift for someone special.

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A SPECIAL GIFT – Texture, Balance, Unity


  • Crayola Acrylic Paint - 6 Count
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - 5 Count
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Floral Foam
  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay Coil Pot - created in a previous lesson
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Dried Flowers and Grasses
  • Ribbon, Sisal Twine or Yarn


Step 1
  1. Paint your coil pot with 2 coats of acrylic paint.
  2. Set it aside to dry.
Step 2
  1. Use the edge of a scissors to cut the floral foam so it will fit into your coil pot.
Step 3
  1. Place the floral foam into the pot and push it firmly into place.
  2. It should fill the pot.
Step 4
  1. Stick dried grasses and flowers into the floral foam.
  2. Make sure the arrangement is balanced and looks good from all directions.
  3. You may want to tie a ribbon around the pot, or add other embellishments.
  4. Give your gift to someone special.
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