Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kaleidoscope Inspired Designs

My seventh grade classes made designs inspired by kaleidoscopes. I brought in a kaleidoscope so that they could see the mirror image effect. I was surprised by how many students had not seen one before.

Materials: black construction paper 12x18, chalk, construction paper crayons

1. Fold the paper in quarters

2. Create a design in one quarter using chalk

3.Refold the paper and press on the back of the deign to transfer the chalk lines.

4. Repeat this again until the design has been transferred to all quarters.

Students might have to reapply chalk lines.

5.Color the design using construction paper crayons.

6 Have students focus on repeating patterns with line and color.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! what an interesting way to create shapes and learn about patterns!