Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poinsettias

As promised, here are the templates to make these beautiful poinsettias:

Poinsettia Page 1
Poinsettia Page 2
Poinsettia Page 3
Poinsettia Page 4

So, to make the flower, print pages 1-3 on red construction paper and page 4 on yellow.  Each student will get half of page one, one copy of pages 2-3, and one shape from page 4.  They begin by cutting out the square on page 1 and cut out the 6 large petals.  Fold each one in half to get a crease, then open it up and glue it onto the square.  Repeat with each of the large petals, gluing them on so that they make a circle.  Repeat the steps with the small petals, being sure to glue the small ones so they are in between the large petals.  Once all of the petals are glued on, glue the yellow piece in the center, fill with glue and gold glitter.  The students can also cut out green leaves to glue on. 

We always make these after reading The Legend of the Poinsettia by dePaola.  We use them to decorate our door and then glue them onto yellow construction paper to make a beautiful card for their parents for Christmas. 


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