CANADA TO ME – Shape, Pattern, Balance

Students reflect on what Canada means to them, and use Model Magic to create a mobile that communicates their ideas.

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CANADA TO ME – Shape, Pattern, Balance


  • Crayola Model Magic - Assorted Colours
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - 5 Count
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Crayola Project Paint - 10 Count
  • String
  • Tree Branches or Dowels
  • Paper Towels
  • Rolling Pins
  • Water Containers
  • Bamboo Skewers


Step 1
  1. Brainstorm a web of things that make you think of Canada.
Step 2
  1. Roll out the Model Magic to a thickness of about .75 cm.
  2. Cut out 3 maple leaf shapes.
  3. Use a bamboo skewer to poke a small hole at the top of each maple leaf.
Step 3
  1. Create new colours of Model Magic by mixing primary colours together.
  2. If you are using white Model Magic, you can colour it by poking a small piece of it with Crayola Original markers and gently kneading the colour into it.
  3. Create Model Magic symbols to represent what Canada means to you.
  4. Stick a different symbol on each maple leaf.
  5. You may want to add glitter glue to the finished design.
  6. Set the finished shapes aside to dry for 2 days.
Step 4
  1. Use tempera paint to decorate your stick with different colours and patterns.
Step 5
  1. Once the Model Magic is dry tie the shapes to the stick.
Step 6
  1. Hold the mobile in the air to see if it is balanced.
  2. Adjust the placement of the shapes if you need to balance the mobile.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Social Studies,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 1,

    • Grade 2,

    • Grade 3

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