The children were exploring retro designs in their class. Specifically 1970's fabric designs. I tried to build on their knowledge and showed them several more examples of fabric design. We tried to identify a common theme. That was difficult, although the children thought colours were a link.
They drew and painted their repeating designs on paper.
I photocopied them so they could make them into 3D pictures as well. They cut it into strips and pasted them onto black paper, giving them a little ripple.
I got the idea from a picture on pinterest, http://thebyrdneststudio.blogspot.co.nz Thanks Abby.