HOW DOES MY GARDEN GROW? – Shape, Line, Colour

Students create a construction paper collage that shows the main parts of a flower and includes things that help plants grow.

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HOW DOES MY GARDEN GROW? – Shape, Line, Colour


  • Crayola Construction Paper - multiple colours
  • Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers


Step 1
  1. Choose a colour for your background paper, for example, blue.
  2. Choose a colour for the soil, for example, brown.
  3. Tear a strip of paper for the soil.
  4. Hold the paper down with one hand.
  5. Gently pull the strip towards you with the other hand.
  6. Make the strip the full length of the paper.
Step 2
  1. Spread lots of glue all over the back of the paper strip.
  2. Glue the strip along the bottom of the background paper to make the soil.
  3. Make sure the edges are glued flat and smooth.
Step 3
  1. Tear and/or cut out the parts of a flower – stem, leaves and petals.
  2. Glue them to the paper background.
  3. Use a marker to draw other details – roots and veins on the leaves.
Step 4
  1. Add more details to your picture to show things that help plants grow, for example,
    - bees
    - sunlight
    - water/ rain
    - ants
    - worms
    - soil
  2. When you are finished, view your picture from a distance.
  3. Look at it with fresh eyes.
  4. What does it tell us about the parts of a plant?
  5. What does it tell us about what plants need to help them grow?
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