Our project this week was based on the book “Picture Pie” by Ed Emberley. Picture Pie helps the reader create simple pieces of art based on the fractions of a circle. While these look simple, the execution can be quite tedious. Below are the details for a simple bookmark.
“Fraction Fish Bookmark”
- black construction paper, cut in 2″ strips for bookmarks
- colored or patterned paper for circles
- 1″ circle punch
- laminator (optional)
Teach a short lesson on the fractions of a circle. Have kids use the circle punch and scissors to cut up and sort fractions.
Choose pieces for the Fraction Fish bookmark. This project requires 12 quarters and 2 eighths.
Arrange pieces in desired configuration. Glue onto bookmark.
Let dry. Laminate if desired. (If you choose not to laminate, press the dried bookmark until all pieces are nicely flattened).