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Patterns are all around us – in nature, in our homes, on paper and online. Learn more about patterns and create your own original patterned picture frame.
What is a pattern? Describe patterns you see in the classroom. Describe the colors, shapes and repetitions used to create the patterns.
Initially, you probably think of patterns as things you see. What other senses can distinguish a pattern? Discuss how patterns create consistency in our environment.
Pick two patterns that interest you. What elements make up each of your patterns? What would you do to extend the patterns? Why do you think these patterns appeal to you? Take a few minutes to sketch some original patterns on a piece of scrap paper.
Cut a piece of recycled cardboard into the shape of a picture frame. Cover the frame with a piece of aluminum foil so the cardboard on the front of the frame is no longer visible. Using Crystal Effects Window Markers, recreate your original patterns around the border of the frame. You can choose to make a single pattern or use different patterns on each side. Feature a favorite photo in the frame.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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