It was back to Kandinsky again this week. Back, to Kandinsky and his concentric (that’s one inside the other) circles. Back to Kandinsky and his concentric circles of peace.
This time though, instead of drawing free-hand circles and then using watercolours, we decided to trace them onto coloured paper before cutting them out and sticking them down. To start with we would need 6 large circles. Very carefully we traced round a large (round) tray. We made sure that we held the large (round) tray very still so that our circles would be perfectly (large and) round too.
Next, snippety snip, we cut out the large circles we had drawn. One, two, three…..
four, five….. and six.
And drippety drip we stuck them into place on a black background.
So now we have six circles stuck. (Try saying that fast with a mouthful of crumbly biscuit!)
Next we would need 6 medium-size circles. Very carefully we traced round a medium-size beaker. We made sure that we held the medium-size beaker very still so that our medium-size circles would be perfectly round.
Then, snippety snip, we cut around the medium-size circles we had drawn. One, two, three…..
four, five, six.
A dab or two of glue and now we have six more circles stuck - on top of our six large circles.
Finally we would need 6 small circles. Very carefully we traced round something with a small (round) face. Some of us chose the glue sticks we were using. I wonder; what would you have chosen to trace round? Then, snippety snip, we cut around the small circles we had drawn. One, two, three, four, five and six.
And slip, slap, slop, we glued them into place. So now we have six MORE circles stuck (hopefully you have finished the crumbly biscuit by now!)
Six large circles, six medium-size circles and six small circles. How many circles altogether? Can you work it out?
Now excuse me while I take a nap; it is just so incredibly peaceful here…..