Kaleidoscope Lettering uses the concepts of bilateral (reflective) symmetry, tessellation, and positive/negative space to transform a name, initials, or an inspiring word into a unique design that looks much more complicated to create than it actually is!
This project was so successful and so well-loved by my students that I did it year after year... until I figured out we were doing it the hard way! Here I’m sharing my new and improved method that is faster, easier, and virtually mistake-proof! My new method eliminates the steps of creating your lettering on a separate triangle and then moving, realigning, and flipping it each time you trace it. Those extra steps not only added time, but were also where mistakes would often occur. Eliminating those extra steps also eliminates errors and unnecessary frustration!
This 28 page pdf takes you start to finish through three project levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced) for students from 3rd grade and up. It includes step-by-step photos, a project gallery for inspiration, and lots of helpful tips throughout.
Kaleidoscope Lettering combines art and math concepts to create an engaging project with a variety of applications. You'll find it's ideal for working with students' names at the beginning of the school year, illustrating an inspiring word for a New Year’s resolution, a relaxing activity for early finishers, a stress-releaser to pull out after testing, or a fun project to offer as a reward as the school year is winding down. No matter when you do it, students will be proud of their unique, colorful designs!
Cheryl Trowbridge is the founder of Teach Kids Art (www.teachkidsart.net), a website for anyone who wants to share the JOY of ART with the kids in their life!