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Lesson Plans

Super Snowflakes (K-adult)

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Thu, 10 Dec 1998 22:07:02 EST

I just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed your web site. and you were
really right about the addictive qualties of the super snowflakes! Thanks.
Susan Briggs

In a message dated 12/7/98 7:34:43 AM, cwkerns writes:

<<Just be sure your kids know what snowflakes are <G>. I found a difference

in interest and response between my northern Iowa and southern Missouri


The traditional approach is to fold the paper and then cut out shapes along

the edges. But when you stop to think about it, that really doesn't make

too much sense, does it--to discard all those carefully designed shapes and

then keep the leftovers......

I developed an different--i.e. backwards-- approach for "super snowflakes"

which involves planning what you will keep and throwing away the left overs.

You can tell _every_ time which way a person was thinking when they made the

design. I have used this approach with 1st and 2nd grades but it works

best if you have a smaller group at that age because some of them will need

help getting started with the concept.

These designs can be the starting point for stained glass, color wheels and

more....There are lots of possible multicultural links. I've also used

this as a "cooling" summer project....

For more information and detailed instructions, there is a lesson on the

Missouri Art Education Association page:

But don't say I didn't warn you--this is addictive. I ended up making 200 of

them --all different-- for a bulletin board one time...