Grade: Elementary
Subject: Art

#3905. Group Triangle/Square Quilt

Art, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Feb 9 16:13:49 PST 2007 by Janet Adams (
Harbor Day, Corona del Mar CA
Materials Required: tempera, construction paper, scissors, glue, pencil
Activity Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Concepts Taught: spatial thinking, color, cooperative effort

Photo on request thru email.

1.Students finger paint color stories read by teacher. Allow to dry. Make at least 2 paintings.
2. Trace 4 isosceles triangles on the dried finger paintings. We use 6 inch dimension for the 2 equal sides of the triangle.
3. Cut out triangles and glue into a 6" X 6" square of a complementary color. NOTE: the 4 triangle shapes may not overlap each other and may not extend beyond perimeter of the square.
4. Students assemble their finished squares on a white board with magnets to form the group quilt. Can be done while glue is still drying.

I have done this lesson with kindergarten and first grade, they love it.