Apr 7, 2010

Spider Webs

I had been talking to my Grade Ones about patterns and repetition of shapes when I decided to show them how to draw a spider web.

We started with a tiny circle in the middle of the black paper with lead pencil and drew lines coming out from the centre to the edge of the page. We then drew the shapes coming from the centre by joining each line together with another curved line (hmmm, much easier to explain this when drawing it...)

Anyway, some really struggled with the pattern and had to have a couple of tries and some got it straight away. I then gave the students a small bottle of PVA glue with a very small nozzle. They went over their pencil lines with a thin line of glue and then shook some silver glitter onto the page.

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