Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

april showers classroom door décor

Students can help personalize your classroom door by making their own blooming paper daisies, what a fun way to celebrate April showers bringing May flowers! If you do not have a Cricut® machine available, you can easily make this door décor completely by free hand.
Step 1

First, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™. Cut all pieces needed for your door.
TIP: Each daisy requires 12 “petals” (strips of cardstock paper) to complete. Adjust quantity to cut based on number of students in your class. Also, adjust yellow circle centers needed, one for each daisy (student).

Step 2

Draw a large cloud onto each of the two blue sheets of poster board, then cut out shape. Now, trace the blue cloud shape onto a white sheet of poster board. Set your blue clouds aside and re-draw the cloud shape on each of the white poster boards bringing it in about 1" from the traced pattern. Cut out the smaller white cloud shapes so they are a little smaller than your blue ones.

Step 3

Paint the border of the white cloud with Ultramarine blue paint to create dimension. Let dry.

Step 4

In a well-ventilated area, use adhesive spray to adhere the white cloud on top of the blue cloud.

Step 5

In a well-ventilated area, assemble your water drops using the spray adhesive.

Step 6

Outline each inner teardrop shape with school glue and sprinkle with iridescent glitter to add sparkle to the drops. Let dry.

Step 7

Inside your classroom, attach the clouds to the top of your door frame and position as desired.

Step 8

Use tape to attach strands of curling ribbon, at different lengths, on each side of the clouds.

Step 9

Use the tape to attach teardrops down the ribbon. The different heights create an illusion of falling teardrops.

Step 10

Cover your door with bright blue paper.

Step 11

Create a checkered pattern, with green and lime green cardstock, across the bottom of your door. This grass area should be two rows of three sheets of cardstock across, as shown.

Step 12

Use the third piece of white poster board to cut out 2" strips to create the white picket fence. Cut one end of each strip to a point for the top of your fence pickets, then adhere in desired place.

Step 13

Have your students each make a daisy to embellish the door:

  • Give each student 12 strips of colored paper and a yellow circle for the center (pre-cut with your Cricut® machine).
  • Use school glue to attach the two ends of each strip together creating a single loop for each flower petal. Again, each child should have 12 petals. Let dry.
  • Ask each student to write their name in the center of the yellow circle.
  • Now, glue all 12 petals around the outside, back of the yellow circle creating a border Let dry.
Step 14
Collect all of the daisies from your students and outline the front perimeter of each yellow circle with glue. Sprinkle a generous amount of Sunshine Yellow glitter over the glue to add sparkle to the center of their flower bloom. Shake off excess glitter and set aside to dry.
Step 15
Use adhesive tape to attach each bloom to the door.
Step 16
Use a pencil to lightly draw stems from the grass area to your flowers. Connect groups of flowers s you would see in a flower garden or in nature.
Step 17
Double load a brush with one green paint color per side, then paint over the pencil marks for your stems. Let dry.
TIP: Doubling loading your paintbrush with the two colors creates a highlight-lowlight effect for the stem of the flower.
Step 18
Assemble your butterfly and attach to your door where desired.
Step 19
Adhere leaves and grass where desired to finish your door.
TIP: You can use the painting technique by double loading your brush with two paint colors on each leaf before adhering to the door, to give each leaf a more dimensional look. If you do, be sure to let them dry before attaching to your door.

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