Friday, April 15, 2011

Hatching and Cross Hatching King Tut

Our 4th grade just got to go to the Science Museum to see the King Tut exhibit. I have not been able to go thus far but I was inspired by their experience.

If you look to the right you will see a close up of our 4th grade hatching and cross hatching lesson. I took a image of King Tut and enlarged the whole piece. Each kid was in charge of a section. I instructed them that they could take 3 sections, cut them out and use them for a guide. The rest of the work they had to hatch and cross hatch. When they were each finished with their work they placed them together and 'solved' the puzzle. They thought it was magic when the pieces fit together an created the full figure.


  1. It came out so interesting. I've done this before but given each student a small piece of a pic and enlarge it and then fit it together (very challenging but they came out awesome.) I can post it on my blog to show. But yours is so cool. Not sure still how it works .. . Did you give them a piece of the puzzle drawn already and enlarged and they cross hatched? Did they enlarge it? I love it.

  2. Very cool! I like using the crosshatching in the graph enlargement. Funny thing, I posted a comment on a blog a few months ago, about graphing a picture and giving each student a square to enlarge to make a mural-size piece. And yesterday a reader of that blog emailed me about my comment. And here you are today, doing the same type of project. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to direct the emailer to your blog post!

  3. Sounds great Phyl, Thanks! I think we often think alike:)

    Erica- I'll post a better explanation.

  4. This is fantastic. I love the cross hatching details. Also, the ruler-eyes certificate in the previous post is so funny because I find myself saying "I know if you're not using a ruler, I can tell!" :]

  5. Awesome, love it! No doubt kids were so impressed w/ their creation:)

  6. I've tried this, but with blank puzzle pieces. My kids were learning about the different types of lines at the time, so I thought, why not have them create mini line art puzzle pieces and then put the puzzle together for a whole class piece of artwork. Their individual efforts turned out great. But when the puzzle was put together...Awesomeness!!

    1. GREAT idea! Do you have a picture? I would love to see it.