Each school year the art teacher is asked to have students make some art for some occasion. We were asked to make a center piece for a retirement party in our district. Some of the third and fifth graders made these recycled paper flowers. I asked the librarian for some books that they discard each year. She gave me a whole box! The kids traced and cut out a flower and creased each petal. I assembled them using wire that the electricians cut and usually throw away from the ballasts in our lights. My husband is an electrician so I have an in! Them is assembled them in styrofoam on the basket. Cute! We may do these flowers again. At the end of the school year we have a party for all of our volunteers. Art students usually make them a gift. Maybe we'll do these flowers.