“As the sun covers flowers so does art colour life.” -John Lubbock
Lois Ehlers’s beautiful book, “Planting a Rainbow” found on amazon has inspired us to explore vivid colours with loose parts. The children said the flowers in the story reminded them of buttons. So, we brought out a collection of buttons for them to represent their thinking. Instead of transient art (which we do often) the children asked for glue to make their creations more permanent.
“I put circles on top of circles. This button is squiggly and reminds me of the petals.”“I put lots of little buttons around this big one. ”
“My flower is blue like the flowers in my mom’s garden. They are little with lots of petals.”“My garden has lots of flowers. They are different colours. Some are big flowers that grow way way up to the sky.”
Let us know if you plant a button flower garden. Thanks for stopping by!