Submitted: September 15, 2001
White art paper, pencil, ruler, colored pencils, colored paper
for mounting, scissors
Place 2 dots 3-5 inches apart in the center of the paper. Very
lightly label each dot "1" and "2". Connect
the 2 dots, with the ruler, to create a horizontal line segment.
Draw 15 to 20 dots all over the paper (dots may not be along the
horizontal line semgent and area if the line segment were extended
to edge of paper). The dots should be scattered around on the
paper (some should be near the edges). These will be the points
(angles) on the design. The fewer the dots, the easier the design
for young children.
Use a ruler for every line segment. (Students have a tendency
to want to draw the segments free-handed. A straight line
Color the design using colored pencils. Options could include
using only 2 colors. The 2 colors could be chosen after the discussion
of primary, secondary and complimentary colors has taken place.
You may color spaces with just solid colors and with texture.
Tammy tells her students that for every space colored with a solid
color, there must be at least 2 with a texture or design. She
allows 7 spaces to be left white.
Cut the star burst from the white paper, leaving a small border
of white outlining the design. Mount on black or other colored