This project is rated as: EASY
Materials needed: Computer paper; crayons (or colored pencils, or felt tip markers, or paint); scissors (or craft knife)
This project was inspired by the books written by Ed Emberley. He is an artist who has written several books that teach you to draw, or construct figures using very simple techniques. I recommend Ed's books! They are available at bookstores, including those that are on the Internet.
In this project, we will construct a bird picture using parts of circles. Your finished picture will look something like this:
Cut out each of the circle parts. The half circle will become the bird's body; the quarter circle will become the bird's head; the one-eighth circle part will become the bird's tail ; One of the one-sixteenth circle parts will become the bird's beak (the other one-sixteenth part is not used).
After cutting out the bird parts (and coloring, if needed) you will have pieces like the following:
Furthermore, using parts of circles, you can make flowers, other birds, animals, insects, people, and designs. Just purchase Ed Emberly's book, "Picture Pie" and/or "Picture Pie 2", and he will show you how.