DESIGN YOUR OWN HUBCAP – Symmetry, Pattern, Contrast

Students use a compass to draw a circle and divide it into 7 equal parts and use it to design a personalized, patterned hubcap.

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DESIGN YOUR OWN HUBCAP – Symmetry, Pattern, Contrast

Supplies:

  • Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola White Glue
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student
  • Crayola Construction Paper Crayons
  • Rulers - 1 per student
  • Corrugated Cardboard - 22.9 cm x 22.9 cm (9" x 9")
 

Steps:

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Step 1
  1. Use a compass to draw a circle with a diameter of 17 cm (6.5") in your sketchbook.
  2. Follow the instructions to divide the circle into 7 equal parts. (Downloads - DividingCircleSevenParts.pdf)
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Step 2
  1. Make a plan drawing of your hubcap design.
  2. Use repeated shapes and lines to create patterns.
  3. Make a design that tells something about you.
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Step 3
  1. Glue small pieces of coloured paper on a page of your sketchbook.
  2. Try all the construction paper crayon colours on each colour of paper.
  3. Choose the coloured paper you like the best for your hubcap design.
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Step 4
  1. Use a pencil to draw your hubcap design on the construction paper.
  2. Make sure it has a diameter of at least 17 cm (6.5").
  3. Colour it with construction paper crayons.
  4. Press hard with the crayons to get rich colours.
5
Step 5
  1. Draw glue lines around the edges of your design.
  2. This will add depth and texture to your design.
  3. Set the paper aside to dry for a few hours.
6
Step 6
  1. Cut out a cardboard circle with a diameter .5 cm (1/4") smaller than the hubcap design circle.
  2. Cut out the construction paper design.
  3. Centre it on the cardboard circle.
  4. Glue it in place.
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Step 7
  1. Glue the finished design onto a piece of contrasting construction paper.
  2. Gently rub the surface of the hubcap design with your fingers or a soft tissue to polish the crayon.
  3. Gently press the outer edges of the construction paper down to curve them over the cardboard.
  4. Trim the paper.