- Crayola Fabric Markers
- Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Fine Line Markers - 12 Count
- Polyester Cotton Fabric - 30.5 cm x 30.5cm (12" x 12") - 1 piece per student
- Parchment Tracing Paper - 22.9 x 30.5 (9" x 12") - 1 piece per student
- Masking Tape
- Yarn or Ribbon
- Bamboo Skewers - 1 per student
- White Bristol Board - 30.5 cm x 30.5cm (12" x 12") - 1 piece per student
- Use the template to trace a circle on the tracing paper.
- Cut out the circle.
- Fold the circle into quarters.
- Cut along one fold stopping at the centre of the circle.
- Find the lines of symmetry on the insects you are using for this design.
- Draw half an insect design along each edge of a 1/4 pie section that includes the cut edge.
- Break your design up into interesting shapes and patterns.
- Fold this section under the paper and trace the design onto the next 1/4 pie section.
- Unfold the paper.
- The quarter section is a mirror image of your original design.
- Fold the 1/2 pie section under and trace it onto the other half of the paper to complete the entire circle.
- Tape the circle design onto a piece of white Bristol board.
- Place a piece of fabric on top of the design.
- Tape it to the Bristol board to hold it in place.
- Use a small scrap of fabric to test the way the Crayola Fabric Markers will look on your fabric.
- Trace the drawing and colour it with the fabric markers.
- Place several layers of blank newsprint on top of layers of newspaper to make an ironing pad.
- Remove all the tape andthe fabric from the Bristol board.
- Place the fabric on top of the ironing pad with the good side facing up.
- Place a piece of blank newsprint on top of the fabric.
- Set the iron to cotton.
- Gently run the iron back and forth over the paper for about 30 seconds making sure to cover the entire design.
- This will to set the marker ink and make it permanent.
- Remove the paper.
- Place the fabric on your desk with the good side facing down.
- Fold the edges of the fabric in about .6 cm (1/4") and glue them into place with a glue stick.
- Do the top last.
- Apply lots of glue along the top fold.
- Place a bamboo skewer along the glued surface.
- Fold the fabric over and press it into place to secure the skewer.
- Attach yarn or ribbon to each end of the skewer.