SHIMMERING HUBCAP – Tints, Symmetry, Contrast

Students use a compass to design a hubcap divided into 7 equal parts, and colour it with neon paint and glitter glue.

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SHIMMERING HUBCAP – Tints, Symmetry, Contrast


  • Crayola Neon Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Construction Paper - Black
  • Crayola Sketchbooks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Compasses
  • Erasers
  • Water Containers
  • Plastic Container Lids for Palettes
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Make a plan drawing in your sketchbook.
  2. Draw a large circle.
  3. Follow the instructions to divide it into 7 equal parts. (Downloads - DividingCircleSevenParts.pdf)
  4. Design a hubcap that represents you in some way.
  5. Shade in the negative spaces of your design.
  6. These will remain black when the design is painted.
Step 2
  1. Draw a large circle on the black construction paper.
  2. Divide it into 7 equal parts.
  3. Cut out a template for the main shape of your design.
  4. Trace around the template in each section of the circle.
Step 3
  1. Use several layers of neon paint to complete the design.
  2. Paint white in the middle of the shapes.
  3. Paint a colour around the edges of the shapes.
  4. Blend the colours where they meet to go from light to dark.
  5. Repeat this process several times as each layer dries.
Step 4
  1. Trim the paper to make equal borders around the circle.
  2. Add glitter glue to parts of the design to add highlights and sparkle.
Illustrated Crayon Character