Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recycled Paper Quilt Squares

Fifth grade is combining a study of line symmetry, rotation symmetry, quilt blocks, and mandalas.

I photocopied the 9 block designs onto tag board paper and cut them down to 8x8 squares. 
We began by coloring the corners and center square.

 I made some templates of shapes that would work for tracing and cutting to make symmetrical designs. Some students made up their own. 
My students have been saving and collecting the tops of the cereals they have for breakfast. We used those (which are silver on the back!!!) and other scrap papers to create collaged quilt squares. 

These are some in progress. Hopefully each student will make 2, 1 to keep, 1 to become part of a larger paper quilt. 

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