I plan on having students prepare their base paper by applying strips of a musical score, which will show beneath their cut paper work, creating a first layer.
Next they will fold their square of black paper in fourths, write the word fold by the 2 folded edges and cut out shapes along the 2 outside edges (the edges NOT folded). These cuts should be fairly near the folded edges to start out. The examples below show the steps done on white paper so that you can see better what I am doing.
|Writing the word "fold" helps students remember NOT to cut there!|
|After shapes are cut, students unfold their square, turn it over and glue it to their base paper.|
|Next they fit their shapes back into the spaces they were cut from -- like a puzzle.|
|Then, one at a time, they flip the puzzle pieces to the outside and glue.|