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


  • 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")


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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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