This was one of the least expensive projects, and it was also one of my favorites. I loved it for a lot of reasons, but mainly because literally ANYONE can do it!
Next, I went online to search for images that I thought would be fun to re-create. (This is not a mandatory step by any means. You can use a stencil or freehand a pattern or whatever you would like. I have another suggestion at the very bottom for how to use the beans, so keep reading!) I knew I had white beans and green split peas, so in a google search I typed in green and white floral art. (Make sure you click the images button at the top.) I immediately fell in love with the first image that came up.
Next, I had my dad project the image for me using the laptop and his projector. I simply traced the image onto the back of the artwork that was there before. (it made it easier to see the lines since it was a plain cardboard piece.) I don’t have a picture of that because it was really hard to take a picture showing the pencil lines. They didn’t show up very well. So here is a partially painted board instead.
Now, if you don’t want to spend 11 hours making this (like I did) you can try a different option. These were the inspiration for my project in the competition.