4th graders learned to create a design using radial symmetry as well as the skills of threading needles, tying knots, and sewing on a button. With so much focus on technology these days, I like to balance it out with some longstanding traditional techniques.
First we examined examples of radial symmetry such as these:
Next, we made a few warm-up sketches, loaded our hoops, and began with the button.
Once the buttons were on, we demonstrated the running stitch, the back stitch and the cross stitch; after that students were free to experiment with stitching and design.