While they were doing that, one of my loyal minions started sorting the bottlecaps by color. (Please note that I have parent permission to post these pics of the students).
Finally everything was primed and we started painting the shapes the approximate colors that we were going to use.
My kindergarteners and first graders finished sorting caps, and the third graders painted the shapes. The second and fourth graders then started gluing the caps on. I had them use tacky glue, since I needed the glue to hold the caps on until I could get around to attaching them with screws. Lots and lots of screws... like 13 pounds of screws...
We are now finished with this, and I just have to get the wood for the "stems" we are going to use 2x2's and cement them into coffee cans. After the cement is set up, the wood is primed and painted, some volunteers will come and dig holes to "plant" the stems. Finally, we will attach the flowers and leaves to the stems. I am hoping that this will be done when we get back from spring break.