Construction Paper Crafts

Sponge Flower Art

If you thought sponges were only for cleaning up messes, you're in for a surprise with this colorful sponge flower art project.

What You'll Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Blunt scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Heavyweight paper
  • Newspaper
  • Poster paints
  • Paper plates
  • Sponge

Step 1: Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Draw half of a vase shape at the fold.

Step 2: Cut along the lines of the shape, and unfold the paper. Glue the vase shape on a piece of heavyweight paper.

Step 3: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Place poster paints on paper plates. Dip a damp sponge in the paint, and then sponge paint "flowers" on the paper above the vase.

Step 4: Twist the sponge to create swirled flowers, or press the sponge on the paper for stamped flowers.

You can use this technique to make a bowl of sponged fruit, a tree with sponged leaves, or a cornucopia with sponged vegetables.

Keep reading to learn how you can make see-through pictures with colors that are brighten in the sunlight.

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