This is the third year I've done this lesson. I believe I got the idea from Incredible Art Ideas.
It starts with a quick color lesson where the students place circles of color at the top of an 18 x12 paper. Great chance to check to see what students are still struggling with colors and top/bottom/side etc. Then they dip their fingertip in the paint to make the stem and paint the side of their hand to make the leaves. FUN!!The next class we add SHAPES on the colored flowers. Next they find color paper to match their skin type. Note...I don't interfere with their choices in skin color. They trace their hands, cut them out and glue them on the bouquet. Shhhh... these usually end up as Mother's Day gifts.