Today is the second day of My Art Festival.
We always think of crowds, parades, fireworks, food trucks, and colorful events when we think of festivals.
When I was in Germany, I enjoyed these festivals often, and what impressed me the most was that they were always considerate of children at every event. In Germany, no matter where you go to a restaurant or any public facility, there is always a space for children.
The consideration for children that I experienced when I came to New York was having a kid's chair in a restaurant and, in the best case, a coloring paper given to draw a picture. Whenever this happens, I miss Germany, which created an environment centered on children. In particular, I miss the various types of public playgrounds that were well-equipped with multiple shapes.
I put a corner for children in my art festival for two days based on this longing.
Today I would like to show you how to make a simple rose with playdough.
Making roses with Playdough for Kids.
1. Prepare your playdough with 1 OZ (28g) (Smallest playdough for one big rose)
2. Make a sphere shape like a ball.
And rolling to make a rod shape like below. ( I pick the orange color and, my daughter choose purple. )
3. Then make it flat like my daughter.
Note: the flat shape is irregular and the thickness is not same. If it is irregular form and then you can make it more natural rose.
4. Next, from starting point to ending, you have to roll continuously.
At first, it is recommended to place it on the floor as above, but once you get used to it, you can roll it by hand as shown below.
This is what the rose looks like when it is well rolled to the end.
For a natural rose shape, press the ends of the petals and fold them out.
Below is a picture of a rose made by holding and pressing by hand. It comes out more natural and beautiful.
My daughter also made it by rolling hard on the side. Anyone can easily make roses by teaching this method.
This is my daughter's wonderful work.
Hope you all make a wonderful rose !
Myungja Anna Koh