An art project aimed at teaching children primary colors and symmetry.
Hello and welcome to butterfly art, Symmetry at Work. Today we will be showing you how to do a butterfly project using the art of symmetry. For this project you will need paints, glue, scissors, pencil, sharpie, two pieces of paper whether its card stock or construction.<br>
First step, fold your paper portrait style. Second step, you?re going to want to trace the butterfly shape on only half of your paper so that when you fold it in half it creates a perfect butterfly that is symmetrical. Make sure your lead is good and dark. You can also use oil pastels. These work very good with this project.<br>
So, when you?re finished with your half, you?re going to fold it and then take a sharp edge, a credit card, or a pair of scissor handles and you want to rub that paper. Rub it pretty good so that you can get a slight impression of the pencil lead on the other side of the paper. When that?s complete, you?ll open that up and you?ll finish tracing it with your pencil. After you?re done with that, you should have a perfect butterfly that is symmetrical in shape for your students.<br>
When you?re finished with your perfect symmetrical butterfly, you?re gonna want to go over it with a Sharpie. This just cleans up any edges and gives you a good outline of exactly where you?re going to want your paint at.<br>
When you?re finished with your Sharpie outline, you are going to take paint and you will just blot it on one side of the folded paper. Make sure you keep the paint just on that one side of the fold because when you close it you want that paint to land on the other side of the paper so that the colors are symmetrical as well. This is a great way to teach children about the primary colors ? yellow, red, and blue. Now after you get finished with that, you?re going to take your hand and rub real lightly across the edges. You don?t want to rub it too hard. And when you?re finished, you should have a fairly symmetrical-shaped butterfly. You?re gonna want to cut that out which is another reason why you have the Sharpie outline. The Sharpie outline gives you a great guidance for your scissors and should allow students to cut it out on their own even the younger ones.<br>
Now when your finished, you are going to take your glue, put it on the back, paste it on to a nice piece of construction paper preferably nice and brightly colored. This is great for you bulletin boards out in the hallway and for classroom art for parent-teacher night.<br>
And there?s your finished product. Put your name on it and hang it up. Have a great day!<br>