Snowflakes are an example of geometry in nature. Each snowflake has its own geometric pattern, repeated in radial symmetry. It’s no wonder that snowflakes are a favorite project in my classroom! All those budding 4th and 5th grade engineers love this project! We start with a 6″ square of paper, folded into two triangles, make […]Read more "Snowflakes"
my husband and me These are so awesome, but require some patience and time. I got this idea from Superhero Art Teacher Holly Bess Kincaid, who has an incredible website full of great art lessons. I did this with 5th graders. Day one: I start by asking students to design a toy action figure of […]Read more "Cubees"
Students in grades 4-5 love this easy, but impressive op art project, and it’s a great way to illustrate the element of art, “Line.” I start by having students trace their hands very lightly with pencil, then make a horizontal line pattern in the background. I tell them to be sure to end the horizontal […]Read more "Op Art"