Upper grade “Allison” , colored in warm colors with colored pencilsLower grade “Allison”, colored in cool colors with markers (the same lettering, but traced only four times instead of eight!)
Combine art and math concepts to create an engaging project with a variety of applications! Kaleidoscope Lettering uses the concepts of bilateral (reflective) symmetry, tessellation, and positive/negative space to transform a name, initials, or an inspiring word into a unique design that looks much more complicated to create than it actually is.
Kids love to create interesting designs with their names… a fun project to start or end the school year! Or have students choose an inspiring word that’s meaningful to them for a New Year’s resolution. It’s also a relaxing activity for early finishers, a stress-releaser to pull out after testing, or a fun project to offer as a reward as the school year is winding down. No matter when you do it, students will be proud of their unique, colorful designs!
Names and inspiring words are great ways to create motivation and make each project personal. You can choose from 3 levels (basic, intermediate, or advanced) to adapt this lesson to the needs and abilities of your students.
Here are the materials you’ll need for each student:
- 2 square pieces of paper the same size (copy paper usually works well)
- Pencil and eraser
- Black “F” Sharpie
- Colored pencils or markers