This is a great end of the year art lesson (or anytime lesson) that blends math, science and physics with art! Also a great art club, summer camp or rainy day craft project! Great for all Ages! Allows kids to join the Fidget Spinner craze while learning fun art concepts like: Optical Color Blending, the Order of the Rainbow, the Color Wheel or Physics concepts like inertia and friction while incorporating geometric shapes!
This 16 page PowerPoint product includes:
-3 page, step-by-step, printable, color illustrated, handouts to explain how to make an artistic fidget spinner easily!
-2 Page Lesson plan with CORE National Visual Arts Standards
-Grading criteria and grading scale ready-to-go!
-38 fidget patterns to copy and a design worksheet to help students design their own fidget spinner
-Color examples of fidget spinners
-Printable to explain how Optical Color Blending with design examples to create optical color blends on fidget spinners
-Printable with designs that work well to make a Color Wheel fidget spinner
-Enrichment information about kinetic art and artists and physics vocabulary
-Links to helpful videos and articles to explain the science of fidget spinners, artists and crazy, interesting fidgets to motivate students.
This is also a project that could be used as a time filler when a student gets done with a project earlier than the rest of the class. The design worksheet also could be used as part of a Substitute Lesson plan. It will take about 2-3 class sessions to design and construct a fidget spinner. Fun and somewhat addictive! Give this lesson a spin!