In this project the 5/6s are tying together Social Studies, Math and Art! They are making a geometric tile design (based on their name) using repeating shapes and patterns. They viewed a slide show about characteristics of Islamic art and the variety of types of Islamic art.
|Step 1: Cut 12 x 12" piece of paper. Fold in half then in half again.|
|Step 2: Open and fold one more time, diagonally.|
|Step Three: Write your name on one triangle from top to bottom of the triangle. Use block or bubble letters.|
|Step Four: Use carbon paper to flip and flop and trace the name on to each of the triangles. The name will be a radial design all around. This is the trickiest part for the kids.|
|Finally, use markers to draw patterns on the shapes. Use the same colors/patterns on the same letters all the way around. We used regular markers and also Crayola Color Switcher markers for added pizazz.|
|Work in progress by 6th grader|