PERSONAL POLYHEDRONS – Colour, Line, Harmony

Students design a personal polyhedron using paint and text to express their feelings and personalities. Then they work together to assemble the polyhedrons into a community where everyone has a place and each individual contributes to the whole.

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PERSONAL POLYHEDRONS – Colour, Line, Harmony


  • Crayola Project Paint
  • Crayola Watercolours
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Modeling Clay
  • Bamboo Skewers - 1 per student
  • Plastic Container Lids For Palettes - 1 per student
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Containers
  • Magazines


Step 1
  1. Choose the polyhedron net you want to use. (Downloads - OctahedronNetA.pdf, TetrahedronNet.pdf, HexahedronNetA.pdf)
    - octahedron
    - tetrahedron
    - hexahedron
  2. Cut it out.
Step 2
  1. Paint your net in a style and with colours that express your feelings and personality.
  2. When the paint is dry glue the net together to create the model.
Step 3
  1. Choose 3 or 4 words that most describe your personality, for example,
    - smart
    - responsible
    - kind
    - funny
    - athletic
    - artistic
    - etc.
  2. Find letters for your words in a magazine.
  3. Cut out the letters and glue them to the faces of your polyhedron.
  4. On one face write something that you care about.
    - 'I care about . . . '
  5. Create a design that expresses your feelings and personality.
Step 4
  1. Insert a bamboo skewer into the polyhedron.
  2. Roll a small ball of modeling clay for a base.
  3. Insert the bamboo skewer into the ball of modeling clay.
  4. Add your polyhedron to a 'class community' of polyhedrons in a way that makes it part of the whole.
Illustrated Crayon Character