"Maths and Art Collide"
6-7 year olds
After making observational drawings of beetles, the children drew half the beetle on half the page with black crayon. The folded the page over and pressed the page with the back of a spoon. This created the opposite side of the beetle.
The children darkened the lines and painted their beetle with fine brushes and water colour paint.
They chose a shape, circles were popular, then filled the page with the shape and joined each shape to its neighbours. The shapes were painted either hot or cold colours and the negative spaces, the opposite.