A gracious parent brought in a variety of beautiful flowers. We set up a provocation with the flowers, paper plates with the centers cut out, Contact paper (sticky side up), and glue.
The children were told that we needed their arrangement to be as flat as possible and were encouraged to pull the petals apart and place them any way they liked onto the sticky Contact paper. Once they were done with their arrangement, another piece of Contact paper was placed (sticky side down) onto the original piece, sealing the flowers within. The children spread glue around the white edge of the plate and placed another cut out plate on the original one, which sealed everything inside.
When the glue was dry we used tape to adhere the colorful sun catchers to our classroom windows. Beautiful!!
I love it when we do a project that the process is unique to each individual, their tastes and liking AND it produces a beautiful end product. This is that kind of project.