Spring has Sprung: Wire Flowers


Spring has sprung—well not quite yet outside, but inside, flowers are in full bloom.

We have been experimenting with wire as a new medium lately and it has been really fun. After lots of time bending, twisting and exploring this new material, the girls decided to create some flowers. After flipping through our wildflower field guide they each selected a flower to replicate. We found that it was helpful to start out by doing a black line drawing and to then use the drawn lines as a guide while making the sculpture.

Although we started out using a variety of wires from the local hardware store, we recently found this kit, which contains wire that is very easy to manipulate and comes in lots of pretty colors.

For more wire sculpting inspiration visit (all via The Crafty Crow)…
Wire Car Sculptures
Let’s Make Wire Hearts
The Rummage No Rocket-Science Guide to Wire Font Sculpture

 

 

mariah

With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.

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