Saturday, September 20, 2008

Second Grade Symmetrical Butterflies

Second graders learned about symmetry and how to determine if something is symmetrical. If you divide something down the middle and it is the same on both sides, it is symmetrical. After drawing and pressing down very hard on the crayons to color the butterflies, the students were SHOCKED to find out that we had to crumple their artwork up like we were going to throw it away! But we didn't really throw it away, but made creases in the paper, then unfolded it, and painted the entire paper blue. We then washed the blue paint off and the blue paint stayed in the creases to create a very pretty crayon crackle painting.

butterflies 2

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