Grade 2 Symmetry Bugs

By Ms. Heather Korlak, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Junior School

Artists in grade 2 recently created symmetry bugs. We began by discussing what symmetry is. Next we looked at bugs and what makes up their bodies: head, eyes, antennae, legs, thorax and abdomen. Students then created their imaginary bugs. Step one was folding their paper in half and drawing half a bug with black oil pastel. Step two involved refolding their papers and rubbing to transfer the oil pastel to the “other side.” After opening the paper up, they traced over the markings to create a symmetry bug. For the final step, they used liquid watercolour paint and salt. The results were bright, colourful and unique symmetry bugs!