I found these patterns around CU Boulder campus primarily, but also some of them I found just walking around in my everyday life. I used my iphone 8 plus to take the pictures, and when possible used a plain piece of white printer paper for contrast.
Classroom Art Ideas
My idea was to take a bare branch and decorate it with leaves made of things like photos, art inspired by nature, and patterns from nature.
Here it is put together, I used pictures of sloths, a hand drawn picture of lilies, and an origami flower.
And here is a picture of it hanging in the classroom.