Friday, November 22, 2013

3rd Grade Mexican Patterned Suns

3rd Graders have been learning about the art and culture of Mexico. We looked at how the Sun has been a prominent subject in their art. They used it in their ancient calendar, in festivals, holidays, home decor, etc. We created our own Mexican suns on circular cardboard and added a metallic face in the center. Last, we used Radial Symmetry to create warm colored patterns in the sun's rays!


  1. This is a great project! Did you have students color the cardboard or paint it? Do you think tagboard and aluminum foil would be good replacements for the cardboard/foil?


    Anna Bitzinger
    Art Teacher, Grades 1 - 8

  2. I have used tagboard before but not aluminum foil. It seems that the aluminum foil would just rip??? Good luck!