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Outcomes: Art - drawing, sketching, using colour techniques, proportion

Your tasks:  1) Study a photo or picture of a praying mantis and draw it. If possible study a real one in a garden or park.
Draw the mantis on a separate piece of paper for inclusion with your English essay or draw it on the paper you write your essay on. See the student example.

2) Use recycled materials to design and make a praying mantis. You can use coloured crepe paper, thin wire for the body, lace material to cover the wings etc. Be creative! Once finished, try to arrange the mantises in a branch in your classroom. Don't forget that a mantis can be different colours: green, brown, pink, violet.


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