In Religion, we are learning about creation stories from different religions and cultures. We read about the Hindu story of the lotus flower growing from Vishnu and being used by Brahma to create the world. We then made tissue paper lotus flowers to symbolise creation.
We layered squares of tissue paper, 1 green, 4 pink or white then 1 yellow on top, slightly smaller than the others. Concertina them (like a fan) and tie a green string around the middle. Cut the ends of the 'fan' into points. Open out the fan carefully, then gently pull up one layer at a time, shaping as you go. Lotus flower! Easily adapted to make other flowers by changing the shape of the cuts and the colours, or into pompoms by pulling out from both top and bottom (like on my board). Pretty!
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