We used 11" x 17" light blue construction paper. acrylic paint (brown), thick Sharpie markers, assorted tissue paper, glue, yellow paint.
We talked about symmetry vs. asymmetry; then created a asymmetrical branch. Painted it with brown acrylic paint, allowed to dry, outlined with black sharpie marker, added dashes for texture of the branch.
Then we used a pencil to create flowers and glued down on the little branches/twigs.
Then students had free choice to add butterflies, squirrels, flies, etc. to the background.
They turned out great.. During the Art Show the parents and community really enjoyed the branches.