Kindergarten and First Grade
Blotto Print Insects
Students learned about the bodies of butterflies and dragonflies. Like all insects, they have a head, torso, and abdomen. Students began by tracing and cutting out their insect body, adding eyes to the head, and decorating the torso and abdomen with patterns. Then they used paint squirts of primary colors (yellow, red, and blue) squished between folded paper to create their insect’s wings.
Through this lesson students learned about symmetry, primary and secondary colors, as well as blotto printing. The Oohs and Ahhs when the blotto prints were unfolded were THE BEST!
MA curriculum frameworks-1.1 Use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects 2.1
For color, explore and experiment with the use of color in dry and wet grade 4 media Identify primary and secondary colors 2.5 For pattern and symmetry, explore the use of patterns and symmetrical shapes in 2D and 3D works Identify patterns and symmetrical forms and shapes in the environment and artwork.