I made my instrument out of paper mache, nails, cardboard, plates, sunflower seeds, beans, paint, and rice. First, I got two plates and I cut flowers out of the cardboard. Then I glued them on to the bottom plate and added lots of rice and beans. Then I glued the top plate to the bottom. I added the leaves and I painted them barn yellow and I painted the middle brown. I painted the stem green. Then when it was done, I paper mached it. Then I painted it a second time. After it was dry I glued sunflower seeds on it to make it look like a sunflower. I made a sunflower because I like to grow sunflowers in the summer time. That's my favorite flower in the summertime.

-Megan, 6th Grade