- Tools and materials
- Keeping the kids home
- Kindergarten options
- Applique "Mimosa" from napkins
- Paper mimosa: applique
- Flowers made of cotton wool
If you like to do art with children or do it as your professional activity, information on how the Mimosa application is made from various materials will be very useful to you. These options can be offered to children of different ages. It is easy for toddlers to simplify tasks by omitting complex details or preparing some elements in advance.
Tools and materials
To make a beautiful and neat Mimosa applique with your children, prepare the following:
- colored cardboard or blue paper for the base;
- cardboard in a contrasting color, such as brown, to frame the finished work;
- green paper (plain or corrugated).
For the manufacture of inflorescences, you can choose one of the following materials:
- cotton wool, which will need to be painted with yellow gouache;
- corrugated paper;
Keeping the kids home
When a child completes a task with their parents, the "Mimosa" application can be created using any technique and in different combinations. Even children of primary preschool age can easily master any option together with an adult. It is better to do the work not at once, but to divide it into several stages.
If you have a lesson on a spring theme or on making gifts for mothers by March 8, a good option is the Mimosa application. In kindergarten or when working with any organized group, it is important to plan the process correctly and make it as easy as possible for the independent work of the kids.
Based on the age of the children, prepare leaf stencils, draw the outlines of twigs, cut paper or napkins into equal squares so that the rolled balls are the same size.
Explain the sequence of work, tell about the properties of the selected materials, read a poem about spring, mother, the holiday of March 8 and the flowers produced. It is good to bring a natural mimosa sprig. In a word, the lesson should contribute to the comprehensive development of children.
Applique "Mimosa" from napkins
Yellow napkins are good to use as an alternative to corrugated paper. To make the balls the same size, cut the napkins into squares. If the application "Mimosa" from napkins is performed by a younger preschooler, who, most likely, will not be able to perfectly roll up tight balls, you can notmake square blanks, and invite the baby to tear off the pieces from a large napkin, after showing them approximately what size they should be.
If yellow napkins are not available, use white ones. First, roll balls out of them, and then lower them into gouache. You can immediately combine two operations by mixing paint with PVA glue and dipping the workpiece into the prepared composition, laying out the composition on a sheet, although it is better to let the workpieces dry after painting.
Paper mimosa: applique
If the work is done from corrugated paper, the sequence of actions is as follows:
- Draw on the cardboard where the stems and leaves will be located.
- Cut green paper into strips and twist them into stems and twigs.
- Cut lots of yellow paper squares.
- Fold the corners of the square towards the center, then roll into a ball. So it will turn out smoother and more accurate. To make the resulting seam less noticeable, this side of the workpiece must be glued to the base.
- Applying glue to the balls, press them to the cardboard in the right places.
- Make some green paper rectangles for the leaves. Stencil cut out pieces of cardboard or crepe paper folded in half to get a symmetrical piece.
- Cut a fringe around the edges of the leaves.
- Glue the leaves in the appropriate places, spreading glue only on the central parts of the blanks. This will create extra volume.
Glue the blanks to the appropriate places.
From ordinary colored paper, the application technology will be similar. The only difference is that the branches must be made from thin strips or drawn. Yellow paper circles are easy to make with a regular stationery hole punch.
The only disadvantage of this method is that the paper mimosa (application of inflorescences) will turn out completely flat. If you want to make a relief, it is better to combine ordinary colored paper with another yellow material to make inflorescences (corrugated, napkins, plasticine).
When the work is finished and dries, it must be formalized. The easiest way to do this is:
- Take a sheet of cardboard larger than the base on which the application was made, and glue the resulting panel onto it. It will take on a neat, finished look.
- If there is no larger sheet, you can arrange the work in a passe-partout glued from strips of paper (white, brown). The ideal option is to place the craft in a real wooden frame. This method, of course, is only suitable for parents to perform. In the garden, you should use one of the simple methods. If the panel was made in a small size, it is easy to stick it on a sheet folded in half as the front side of a postcard.
Flowers made of cotton wool
If you do not have napkins and corrugated paper, or the baby does notit turns out to roll even, neat balls so that they do not unfold, use a material that is easier to process. Application "Mimosa" from cotton wool is done faster:
- Give your child a piece of cotton.
- Show your baby how to pinch off small pieces.
- Explain how to make balls.
- Dip the resulting blanks in diluted yellow gouache.
- Lay flat to dry.
- Perform all other elements and actions in any of the above ways.
As you can see, the "Mimosa" appliqué is made from different materials. Choose the appropriate option or let the child work in all ways. A great idea for making the most of your time at home, and a suitable topic for kindergarten.