WILD FLOWER – Texture, Colour, Form

Students paint a pinch pot (made in a separate lesson) and then select a few dried flowers and grasses they have gathered to create a floral arrangement in it.

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WILD FLOWER – Texture, Colour, Form


  • Crayola Washable Watercolour Paints, 8 Count
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Dried Flowers and Grasses
  • Floral Foam
  • Water Containers
  • Dry Pinch Pot
  • Acrylic Varnish (optional)


Step 1
  1. Place the pinch pot on an upside-down plastic container so you can move it around without touching it.
  2. Add a small drop of water to a colour before starting to paint with it.
  3. Apply the watercolour paint in smooth, even strokes.
  4. Allow the paint to dry.
Step 2
  1. Apply the watercolour paint in smooth, even strokes.
  2. It absorbs into the clay so apply 2 coats for stronger colours.
  3. Allow the paint to dry.
Step 3
  1. Place a small amount of acrylic varnish in the lid of a plastic container.
  2. Paint the varnish directly onto the pinch pot.
  3. Be careful not to touch the pinch pot while it is wet.
  4. Allow the varnish to dry completely.
Step 4
  1. Use the edge of a scissors to cut the floral foam.
  2. Place the foam into the pinch pot.
  3. Push it firmly into place and trim it so it fits.
  4. Insert the grasses and dried flowers into the floral foam.
Step 5
  1. Keep turning the pot around as you create your arrangement.
  2. Make sure the composition is balanced and looks good from all directions.
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