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Parts of a Flower Diorama

Perfect for a classroom, teach your kids about the parts of a flower with this realistic diorama. This display is easy to create and makes a great educational tool!

At a Glance:

Project #15438 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Craft Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo
  • Mod Podge Tools and Accessories  Logo
supplies

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz. - CS11202

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz. - CS11302

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 8 oz. - j20401

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 8 oz. - 20404

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Kiwi, 2 oz. - 20221

Number Needed: 1 $0.99 $0.85
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Leaf Green, 8 oz. - 20472

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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Basic Brush Set, White Nylon - 44220

Number Needed: 1 $3.59
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Mod Podge ® Brush Set, Decoupage - 24781

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Reference Material – Parts of a flower
  • White poster board
  • Masking tape
  • White tissue paper or thin newsprint
  • ¾” Styrofoam balls – qty 9
  • 2 ½” Styrofoam ball
  • 4” Styrofoam block
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • 5” Terracotta flower pot
  • ½” Dowel - 10” in length
  • Foam plate or palette
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife (optional)
  • Wax paper
  • Water Basin or container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Masking tape

Instructions

  1. Using a pencil, draw four flower petals roughly 8”in length on the poster board. Cut out each petal. Next, tape a pipe cleaner to the backside of each fl ower petal approximately 3” up from the petal base.
  2. Create six stamens from the ¾” Styrofoam balls. On a hard surface, press 6 small the balls into a pyramid shape by rolling back and forth. Insert a pipe cleaner into each stamen and secure by bending a small amount back into the Styrofoam stamen.
  3. Arrange the stamens and petals around the backside of the pistil (dowel) roughly 6” up from the bottom of the pistil and tape the pipe cleaners in place. Cover all of the pipe cleaners with tape.
  4. Draw two sepals roughly 4” in length on the poster board. Cut out each sepal and tape each one to a pipe cleaner 2” up from the bottom.
  5. Attach the sepals to either side of the pistil (dowel) 5” up from the bottom and tape the pipe cleaners in place.
  6. To create the receptacle, press the 2 ½” Styrofoam ball into an egg shape by rolling back and forth on a hard surface applying pressure to one side. Next, slice the molded receptacle in half vertically.
  7. Tape half of the prepared receptacle around the pistil (dowel) 5” up from the bottom. Repeat taping the second half on the opposite side. The taped pipe cleaners will be covered. Continue covering with tape and while keeping the taped surface smooth.
  8. Attach the three remaining small Styrofoam balls together on the top end of the pistil with tape.
  9. Press the 4” Styrofoam block in the terra cotta flower pot. Flip over and insert the through the hole at the bottom of the pot and into the Styrofoam block for support.
  10. Create a papier mache effect over the entire fl ower. Working a section at a time, brush Mod Podge Matte onto the flower surface, lay white tissue paper over the wet Mod Podge, and then immediately brush over the tissue paper. Continue adding layers of white tissue paper and Mod Podge making sure to cover all the masking tape and Let dry.
  11. Paint the flower and pot as desired using Apple Barrel acrylic paint and let dry.
  12. Once the paint is completely dry, seal the flower study with a glossy fi nish by topcoating with Mod Podge Gloss.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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