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Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Tumbleweed
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Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Tumbleweed

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project for your students. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The design can look more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The circle is approximately18cm in diameter. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, lines, ruler. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali - Paper lantern craft
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Diwali - Paper lantern craft

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Celebrate Diwali (The Festival of Lights) by making these paper lanterns. Fun, easy to make and they look great hanging in the classroom. Included: ♦ 10 x different templates ♦ Handle template (just cut paper strips if you want to cut down on printing) ♦ Construction instructions ♦ One substitute template for the spelling of the word colour/color A variety of templates to suit what you are looking for. Some are plain (so your students can add their own patterns/designs) while others are already decorative and just need colouring. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Star Art - using parabolic curves
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Star Art - using parabolic curves

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Fun With Lines. Templates to create 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars. Draw straight lines connecting the dots on the templates and curves will magically appear … such fun! (Parabolic Curves). Included: ♦ 4x student templates – 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars ♦ Example stars ♦ Easy-to-follow instructions (with images) The Process: ♦ Draw the lines. ♦ Colour your artwork. ♦ Cut the artwork out around the circle. ♦ Display the stars. The Instructions: I have provided 7 steps to complete the artwork. Each step is on one page with concise instructions and an image. Print them out or display via a data projector – a great way for your students to self-check and manage their own learning. (Plus it will save you from having to answer millions of “Is this right?” questions!) The Practise Part: At the bottom of each template there is a section to practise ruling the lines and getting the hang of making parabolic curves before attempting it on the actual template. The artwork looks tricky …. but it is actually very simple! Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision. Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, math, ruler, straight lines, star, space, galaxy, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art – Parabolic Curves - Pinwheel
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Math Art – Parabolic Curves - Pinwheel

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project that uses parabolic curves to make an interesting ‘pinwheel’ design. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template (black or grey dots) ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher Notes There are 2 different templates to choose from. One of them is more suitable for older students as more care needs to be taken in ‘congested’ areas of the design. The designs are the same (one just has more dots/lines). Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The design is 17.5cm x 17.5cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Fun with a Ruler - Collaborative Art Project using Parabolic Curves
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Fun with a Ruler - Collaborative Art Project using Parabolic Curves

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project that involves drawing parabolic curves (curves that are made by drawing a series of straight lines). This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Each student completes a square. Join the squares together to make an eye-catching display (see image for example). Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example ♦ Display suggestion ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: Each square measures approximately 18.5cm x 18.5cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Mother’s Day Flower Art Activity
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Mother’s Day Flower Art Activity

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A fun, effective art activity for your students to complete and give to their mother on Mother’s Day. It looks tricky …. but it is very simple! The artwork involves drawing a number of straight lines between the dots on a template. Your students will get a thrill when the curves just appear! Included: ♦ dotty template. ♦ template with lines (this can be used to show the completed design, or for a ‘colouring only’ activity). ♦ example of finished, coloured artwork. ♦ simple, clear instructions (with images). I have provided 8 steps to complete the line art. Each step is on one page. The instructions are suitable for displaying via a data projector so all of your students can refer to it and self-check. The Process: ♦ Draw the lines. ♦ Draw a stem, leaves, flower pot, etc. ♦ Write words/phrases in the petals that describe your Mother. ♦ Colour/decorate. ♦ Give to your Mother. This activity is also suitable as a general art activity. You don’t have to use it for Mother’s Day. Have a student that doesn’t celebrate Mother’s Day? No problem. They can make the flower and decorate it in a different way. Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision. Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, flower, math, ruler, straight lines. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Koru Art – 4 Different Templates
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Koru Art – 4 Different Templates

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The koru is a popular symbol in New Zealand. Here is a set of 4 different templates that can be used in a variety of ways …. you decide! The 4 Templates: ♦ Plain (koru only) ♦ Radiating lines behind koru ♦ Patchwork lines behind koru ♦ Radiating lines with patterns behind koru Ideas: ♦ Draw patterns in the background spaces. ♦ Write words in the background spaces (eg ‘all about me’). ♦ Colour using warm/cool colours. ♦ Colour using blending/shading. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Sun and Moon Art
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Sun and Moon Art

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A fun, creative and bright art project for your students to enjoy. Select the template that best fits your students. 3 Different Templates: ♦ draw your own patterns and then add colour. ♦ draw half of the patterns and then add colour. ♦ just add colour. Suggested Colouring: ♦ Moon side - cool colours (shades of blue, green, purple) ♦ Sun side - warm colours (shades of red, yellow, orange) Suggested Curriculum Links: ♦ Māori myths and legends (Rona and the Moon; Maui and the Sun). ♦ Solar system / Space / Night and Day study. ♦ Maths – geometry (patterns, shapes). Also a great activity during busy assessment periods … your students can work on this independently while you’re testing :) Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Sailboat
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Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Sailboat

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project for your students. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. One set of lines makes a parabolic curve and the other set makes a zig-zag pattern. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Example - coloured ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves, water, ocean, wind, sport © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock
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St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete on St Patrick’s Day. There are 2 different templates to choose from. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. There is space at the bottom of each template for a writing task that you may wish to set (eg ‘If I found a pot of gold I would …’). If you don’t want this, simply cut the artwork out when finished. Included: ♦ Shamrock with pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock without pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock – draw your own stem, without pot of gold. ♦ Practise template. ♦ Example of the completed design. ♦ Instructions. The templates are provided in both black and light grey dots. Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Practise Tempate: A practise template is included for your students to practise ruling the pattern before you give them the actual template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black or green works best for this project). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, Ireland, Irish, luck. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Flags - Activity Templates
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New Zealand Flags - Activity Templates

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A variety of templates that can be used when learning about topics such as … ♦ Waitangi Day / The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi ♦ New Zealand ♦ New Zealand history ♦ Flags The 4 Flags Included in this Resource: ♦ Flag of the United Tribes of NZ – the first national flag, adopted in 1834. ♦ Union Jack – NZ’s flag after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. ♦ New Zealand Flag – formally adopted in 1902. ♦ Tino Rangatiratanga (National Māori Flag) – launched shortly before Waitangi Day in 1990. The Activity Templates: ♦ Large templates (on A4 size paper) ♦ Flag on a Stick – colour the flag on the front and write/draw on the back (or leave it blank). Attach to a stick (eg wooden skewer or drinking straw) by folding in half and gluing the front and back together. ♦ Flag Booklet – colour the flag on the cover and write on the 3 pages. Staple together. ♦ Trifold – colour the flags and write about them. Does not include the Union Jack. ♦ Diorama – colour the flag and write about it. ♦ Flip-Flap – colour the flags and heading, cut and fold, glue to a blank piece of A4 paper, lift the flag flaps and write underneath. ♦ Writing template – colour the flag and write about it. ♦ Graphic organiser – colour the flag and write about it. ♦ Blank templates – for the activities mentioned above but your students will draw the flag themselves. These templates could also be used for designing a new NZ flag or a flag for your classroom or school. *** Each activity comes with templates for all 4 flags (except for the Trifold). ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali – Candle Display Mats
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Diwali – Candle Display Mats

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A fun, effective art activity for your students when celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Colour, cut and place a tealight candle in the centre. Laminate if desired. Included: ♦ 4 x templates with a design ♦ 1 x blank template (students design their own pattern) Size: Approximately 16.5cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper ♦ Letter paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity
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Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

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A fun and creative art activity to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu Festival of Lights. ACTIVITY 1 Draw patterns on the hand templates using a black pen/marker/ink (there are lots of images on the internet to get inspiration). Cut out and display on a coloured background. ACTIVITY 2 Draw patterns in the hands of the boy/girl. Colour the rest of the picture. Three different templates provided (boy, girl, unisex). ACTIVITY 3 Draw patterns in the hand template and write an acrostic poem. Write your name or a fact about Diwali in the box under the handprint. INCLUDED: ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Handprints – template. ♦ Handprints – template with border. ♦ Handprints – with coloured background (x2). ♦ Example – designs on hands with a coloured background. ♦ Example - designs on hands with a plain white background. ♦ Handprints – boy/girl/unisex. ♦ Single handprint with acrostic poem template. ♦ Single handprint (2 per page). ********************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Anzac Art
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Anzac Art

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Make some great ANZAC art with this set of paper. Create an Anzac image on top of the National Anthem or the Ode of Remembrance. Included: ♦ New Zealand National Anthem - English ♦ New Zealand National Anthem – Te Reo Māori ♦ Australian National Anthem – English ♦ The Ode of Remembrance - English 3 Different Formats: ♦ Circle with frame ♦ Plain white paper ♦ Parchment paper Each set of paper is provided in 4 different fonts to give you and your students plenty of choice. Coloured pencils or watercolour paints are recommended as they will allow the text to still show through. Multi-use: A great thing about this set of paper is that it can be used within other studies … not just Anzac Day. For example, a unit on Kiwiana / national identity. ******************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
MATARIKI - Wishing Star
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MATARIKI - Wishing Star

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A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the ‘wishing star’. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw patterns in the spaces around the star shape (use a black ball-point pen). 2. Colour. 3. Write a wish in the star. 4. Cut out around the outside black frame. 5. Display on the wall (you may like to do this so it looks like a patchwork quilt). Three different templates are provided for you to select from. Two templates have pre-drawn patterns in the boxes at the bottom, and one is blank so your students can design their own patterns. Included: ♦ Instructions ♦ Information card about Hiwa-i-te-rangi ♦ Template A – with patterns ♦ Template B – with patterns ♦ Template C - blank (draw your own patterns) Made on A4 size paper. Finished size of artwork (after cutting it out) is approx 18cm x 18cm. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.
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Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete leading up to Remembrance Day / Memorial Day / Armistice Day / Anzac Day. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create a poppy. Your students could write something in the petals before colouring (eg facts, opinons, a 4 line poem, etc). Display them together to make a 'poppy patchwork quilt'. Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The design looks more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. A pattern is repeated 8 times. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Lucky 4 Leaf Clover – Fun with a Ruler
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Lucky 4 Leaf Clover – Fun with a Ruler

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This art activity can be used for any theme, not just as a ‘lucky four leaf clover’. The activity involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. The example shows writing in each leaf, but you can change this if you wish. Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes ♦ Coloured example Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Practise Tempate: A practise template is included for your students to practise ruling the pattern before you give them the actual template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The square is approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: St Patrick's Day, Ireland, Irish, string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc  (Design A)
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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design A)

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A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design A (wreath). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. These designs are also available (in my store): * Design B - cross * Design C - medal * Design D - poppy Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Christmas Art - Angels
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Christmas Art - Angels

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete during the Christmas season. There are 3 different templates to create 3 slightly different angels. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give the head some detail (hair, eyes, mouth, etc) and give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ 3x templates – black dots ♦ 3x examples – black/white ♦ 3 x instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Keywords: parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, string art, Xmas © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Taniwha - mask, art, wall display
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Taniwha - mask, art, wall display

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This resource contains black/white and coloured taniwha heads that can be used in a number of ways. For example: masks for drama, art projects and wall displays. A handy resource when studying Māori myths and legends. Included: ♦ black/white taniwha for students to colour and personalise. A variety of templates are included (same design but certain features are included/excluded). ♦ coloured taniwha heads x10 ♦ coloured taniwha heads and upper body x10 Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources