Here’s a fun way to get some symmetrical drawing practice, and create a fun, spooky image too.
Give students half of a printed spider and have them fill in the missing side. I like how it allows students to draw with much more detail, by noticing what is already there. Here’s a tip for finding other options. If you search for spiders at “Clip Art ETC” you will find THIS amazing collection. You may have trouble deciding which one to download. I chose the highest resolution of a fuzzy one, and cropped it in my computer to print just half an image.
- Print of half spider on drawing paper
- I recommend that students start with drawing the outside edges of the body and legs until they think the shapes match.
- Details are added, such as the stripes in the legs and the fuzz around the outside edge.
- Shading is added, including the really dark areas like the where the legs connect to the body.