I was very pleased with the quality of this final art assignment finished by my 5th graders. It is relatively an easy process, however, craftsmanship and attention to detail are what make these look top-notch.click here.
Day #2: Students trace three lids of various sizes onto drawing paper and learn how to create a checkerboard pattern based on curves. It's much simpler than it looks, hence the optical illusion! Then marker is added to fill in the grid. The final step (which is completed at student's own rate) is to add a shadow on one half of the sphere using vine charcoal. Wah-lah! The spheres are cut out and glued on top of the weaving. Love the look and so do the kids!