Thursday, March 25, 2010
Done several years ago with a 5th grade class. The focus was on pattern and camouflage. Students used markers to fill a paper with colorful patterns in a radial design. Then they chose a template of an animal that uses camouflage to stay safe. I believe the choices were lizard, snake, rabbit and butterfly. Students tracked their animal onto tooling foil (you could also use card stock) and they cut out their animal. I then asked them to use a stylus to press 1 pattern into the animal. Next they placed the animal on the middle of their pattern paper and had to "hide" their animal in the picture by continuing the design onto the tin animal. Finally we taped the animal onto the paper by putting a little bit of foam core between the paper and tin animal. They turned out so well and everyone loved looking for the hidden animal.