Yarn, foil and sharpies

Fine Lines: Extras."sticky back" foam board,yarn, foil (no glue needed) sharpie.

The Unfurling Fern Frond, Basis of the Koru Pattern, the symbol of New Zealand

Koru - The unfolding spiral tipped shoots of the New Zealand silver fern plant become new fern fronds. Thus the reference to new life or a new start. Especially in Maori culture, these Koru have a strong symbolical meaning.

Multicultural lessons. New Zealand Koru Art: written by Kim Lannon for Kinder Art

New Zealand Maori Koru Art Lesson Plan: Multicultural Art and Craft Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®

Mrs. Erb's Art Page: Finished New Zealand Koru Spiral Paintings by Grade 4

Here is an update of the my lesson on Raewyn Harris. Fourth graders learned about this artist and created paintings inspire.

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The koru is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life,


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