Design Doodles Interactive Fan
Turn “I don’t know what to draw!” into, “That gives me an idea!” with this jam-packed, interactive fan filled with 306 patterns. Design your next successful drawing or painting project in a flash. And rest assured kids will stay engaged in your art lesson because they won’t be struggling. The Design Doodles Interactive Fan has been a game-changer in my classroom instruction.
Features of the Design Doodles Interactive Fan
- 306 unique patterns, so you don’t have to spend all your time coming up with ideas
- Clear, crisp printing to make a professional looking resource for your lessons
- Basic to advanced pattern examples that will reach all learners
- Step-by-step assembly directions with pictures, so you don’t struggle figuring out the best way to put it together
- Simple, clean design that enables students to focus on the task at hand
How to Use the Fan Deck
- This interactive fan is a great idea generator. We want students to think divergently, meaning there are many solutions to the same one problem (whatever that artistic problem is). Even glancing through the deck, you’ll see there are some designs that are similar, but not the same. Use these as conversation starters.
- If you’re doing a lesson that involves pattern, for example a Zentangle project, have students share the deck. Or even if you’re working on a sculpture or ceramics lesson and a student needs an idea to add to their work, use the deck for ideas.
- This design doodles fan deck makes an awesome fast finisher activity. My students were required to have a sketchbook in class. If they finished a project early, they could work on something of their choosing. The deck makes a handy free-draw option.
- If you’re a TAB (teaching for artistic behavior) teacher, this is a wonderful resource to have in your lessons. It’s a great vehicle for self-exploration and to encourage student experimentation on their own terms.
- For upper elementary art teachers, this deck would work well for center activities. Give the group using the deck a theme and have them create a piece of art using patterns based off the theme.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Design Doodles Interactive Fan
- Why use an interactive fan? We all know upper elementary and middle school kids can sometimes get flustered understanding how to draw patterns. Or even how to come up with ideas for new doodles. This give them the structure they need to freewheel ideas for their own art projects.
- How many sheets of paper does this use? That depends if you choose to print it one-sided (34 sheets) or two-sided (17 sheets). I give more specifics in the PDF download about why I chose to make it one-sided.
- Who is this designed for? I designed this for art teachers.
- What grade level is this for? This resource can be used for 2nd grade and above. But it may be most advantageous for middle schoolers.
- What materials do I need? Cardstock paper is preferred for durability. But regular copy paper that’s been laminated would work, too. You also need a hole puncher, book binder ring, a paper cutter, and scissors. Alternatively, you could cut it all out by hand.
You Will Receive
1 Non-Editable PDF (34 pages containing design doodles to draw and 4 pages with step-by-step assembly directions)
This is exactly what I was looking for. It provides students with so many designs and ideas for patterned art projects! I created one of these for each table group and the kids love getting ideas from them! – Jenny E.
I LOVE all of the patterns that these include! I printed them out and put them on each table so the students have all of the options! They love being inspired and creating their own based on a zentangle that they saw. – Kelly C.
Although this resource did take me a while to get this resource put together, it SO worth it. My students have used this on several different projects already. I created one per table and they love using it when they need a little inspiration. Fantastic resource! ~ Leah S.
I LOVE this resource. I followed her directions and printed them on colorful cardstock. And, I also laminated them prior to assembling. My students LOVE using them. ~ Amanda S.
At the last minute, I realized that my 7th and 8th graders were struggling a LOT more with basic skills such as lines and patterns, which are the main components of our next few projects!! I bought these and had them printed and laminated the next morning. Let’s just say they have already been a LIFE SAVER in my art classroom! The kids loved getting to see all of the different options for making a pattern, and how EASY they are to duplicate with just a few basic lines. I have several more projects across my K-12 art classes that I know this resource will be great for. Thank you so much for creating it! – T.S.