This art lesson focused on the principle of design known as balance. Students discussed the meaning of symmetry and where this happens in nature. The discussion evolved around insects and led to further discussion regarding the differences and similarities between insects and arachnids. Students were then asked to write their name in cursive or to at least print their name legibly on folded paper. This paper was then held to the classroom window while the opposite side was traced. Once unfolded students were encouraged to use their imagination and create art that resembles an insect or arachnid based on their name. My two sixth grade classes had fun trying to determine which student created the art!