Starting with a rectangular piece of brown craft paper (the kind you tear off the roll), I had students fold them into thirds, so it was long and skinny. They then folded the ends to meet. After that I reviewed symmetry and the students drew geometric shapes symmetrically on their paper (some followed the "geometric shapes" part more strictly than others).
|Unfolded to show better where the folds are.|
|The un-decorated part is the inside.|
The painting took two class periods, and I still had a few that needed to finish the next time. Finally, we used hole punches to punch four holes where our ends met and tied them with yarn. Again, real Native American Indian ones use leather, and they're probably not tied in a bow. . .
|Students put the ends IN one set of holes and then|
came UP the other set, tying the ends together.