# HAPPY HAT – Shape, Form, Pattern

Students create a cone shaped hat decorated with crayon resist geometric patterns.

80 Minutes

Mathematics
Social Studies
Visual Arts

#### Vocabulary

circle diamond geometric shapes organic rectangle shape square triangle

#### Materials

Half Sheet Bristol Board Tissue Paper Other Embellishments (optional) Spray Bottle of Water Stapler Crayons Watercolour Paints Paint Brushes

## Steps

### Step One

1. Draw a semi-circle the full length of a piece of Bristol board so the base is about 71 cm (28"). Cut it out.

### Step Two

1. Use shape tracers and crayons to make a design all over the Bristol board.
2. Use geometric and organic shapes.
3. Create patterns.

### Step Three

1. Use watercolours to paint over the whole Bristol board.
2. Use several colours and let them mix  together.

### Step Four

1. Fold the Bristol board into a cone.

### Step Five

1. Staple the cone together.

### Step Six

1. Use markers to scribble lots of coloured lines all over a piece of tissue paper.
2. Lightly spray the tissue paper with water.

### Step Seven

1. When the tissue paper is dry softly crunch it into a long strip.

### Step Eight

1. Decorate the cone with glitter glue and other things.

### Step Nine

1. Staple the tissue paper to the base of the cone.

## Learning Goals

Students will be able to:

1. Create a cone shaped hat;
2. Create patterns with geometric and organic shapes;
3. Use crayon resist technique;
4. Explain their process; and
5. Express opinions about the works.

## Extensions

Have students:

1. Use the crayon resist technique and shape tracers to create a set of small shape cards – one for each of 5 shapes.
2. Ask them to find examples of the various shapes in their home – for example, square tiles, and round plates, and record them on the back of the appropriate card.
3. Invite students to share what they have found with each other.

## Prepare

1. Gather materials needed for this lesson.
2. Place students in groups of about 6 so they can share the materials.
3. Cut out enough shape tracers for each group.
4. Gather books about shape, for example, Shape by Shape, by Suse Macdonald, A Circle Here, A Square There, by David Diehl, I Spy Shapes in Art, by Lucy Micklethwaite, Round is a Mooncake, by Roseanne Thong
Shape

## Introduction

1. Introduce the idea of shapes to students by reading one of the shape books, and referring to the shape poster.
2. Invite students to point out shapes they see in the classroom. Make a small doodle drawing to represent the object along with the word for it in the appropriate column.
3. Explain that shapes are so much fun that today they are all going to make a Happy Hat to celebrate shapes.
4. Introduce the challenge.

## Activities

### The Challenge

1. Create a cone shaped hat
2. Create patterns with geometric and organic shapes.
3. Use crayon resist technique.
5. Share ideas about each others' hats.

### The Process

1. Guide students through the steps in this project.
2. Encourage them to share ideas and to learn from each other.
3. Provide individual assistance and encouragement.

## Sharing

1. Ask students to wear their hats as they walk slowly around the room.