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Project #3
Paper Plant Making

By Alayna Tinney

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  • BAMPFA Art Lab Curriculum #03 — Spring 2020

    Paper Plant Making

  • We used:

    • Paper

    • Markers

    • String

    • Scissors

    • Glue with brush

    Our paper plant was inspired by a backyard Angel Trumpet

  • To make:

    1. Cut out and fold this shape (a scalloped fan)
      Put glue on the far left front side and on the far right back side
      Color or decolorate paper

    2. Pressed glued edges together
      *Snip the pointy end with scissors just a little to make a hole

    3. Make a knot at the end of a string and thread the string through the flower and so that a knot catches on the inside of the flower

    4. Hang your flower(s) to liven up your home as you shelter in place. Or consider hanging some paper flowers on your mailbox with a thank you note to your USPS letter carrier. To support Hazard Pay for all USPS workers go to to sign a petition.

  • Now, study your own house, backyard, or neighborhood plants. What shapes, colors, and feelings do they evoke? Make your own and share with us at #bampfaartlab