CANADIAN ANIMALS ALPHABET – Space, Contrast, Symmetry

Students work together to create a Canadian animals alphabet using construction paper and cut out letters.

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CANADIAN ANIMALS ALPHABET – Space, Contrast, Symmetry


  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student


Step 1
  1. Make a plan drawing in your sketchbook.
  2. Block out spaces for all the letters.
  3. Make sure the first letter of the animal's name is large.
Step 2
  1. Choose the colours you want to work with.
  2. Cut out rectangles of paper for each of the main shapes.
  3. Arrange the rectangles on the background paper to make sure they all fit.
Step 3
  1. Follow the instructions to cut out all the letters. (Downloads - CuttingOutLetters.pdf)
Step 4
  1. Use symmetrical shapes to cut out the animal and details.
  2. Arrange the shapes to be sure they all fit.
  3. Choose contrasting colours for the details.
  4. Glue the pieces in place.
Step 5
  1. View the picture with fresh eyes.
    - Is the main letter large and dominant?
    - Are the smaller letters easy to read?
    - Do contrasting colours add emphasis to parts of the composition?
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