Teaching the Kono Box Kite (Art Focus)
Students create concentric designs, applying light, medium and dark values with Conte crayon.
Developed and tested in conjunction with a local school and a visual arts consultant, this lesson plan was designed to integrate Washington State visual arts learning standards with a kite making activity. With specific targets, criteria and instructions, this lesson creatively teaches art learning standards.
Art Criteria Met:
Recognizes and uses spatial devices and concepts to dreat depth
Recognizes and demonstrates a range of values
Lesson Planning: Lesson plan (PDF file)
Purchase Kite Kits: Kono Box Kite Kit (with paper pattern, spars, flying line & winder), per student
Materials You Supply: Scissors; markers, pens, crayons, and/or watercolors; Scotch tape (clear, not “Magic”); water cup, per student
Printable Kite Template: Kono Box Kite Template (PDF file) (requires 4 pieces of 11”x17” bond paper, per student)
Kite Kit Instructions: Kono Box Kite Instructions (PDF file) plus materials (spars, tubing, line, and winder) as specified in instructions.
View the lesson plan (PDF file) for detailed instructional strategies.