Today's project incorporated learning about symmetry by painting butterflies. Brenda used a powerpoint to explain a little about symmetry and then the steps for doing the project. The powerpoint really helped the students understand what they are doing before we get started.
First, the students drew the body and the wings in pencil and then went over it with black tempera paint.
|Next, they painted the wings using one color at a time (yellow, red, and orange) .|
|Then they traced all of the different colors with black|
|Finally, they added white dots around the edges using a pencil eraser dipped in white.|