Gnomes bring a certain special magic to all things, so it’s no surprise that this Gnome Hat is even more magical with its Fibonacci spiral pattern in the design. Inspired by Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian, this Gnome hat is in fact an artistic representation of the Fibonacci sequence – a natural pattern that can be found everywhere from pinecones to flowers.
The Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was famous for his boldly abstracted pieces of art from the beginning of the 20th century, and it turns out his painting style transition perfectly onto fibonacci Gnome Hats! We were really pleased with how everything turned out – not only is this project great fun for children, but it also helps them learn about mathematical concepts as well as being inspired by a world-renowned painter. So don’t wait any longer and give it a go – you’ll fall in love with your Gnome Hat as soon as you’re done!
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MONDRIAN STYLE FIBONACCI GNOME HAT
You can make these gnome hats with flair using our gnome beard template. You will need some supplies like
It will be an enjoyable craft project for you and your family! So gather up all your supplies and let’s get crafting !
1. CREATE THE FIBONACCI SPIRAL
Create a fibonacci spiral on the graph paper for the fibonacci sequence 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21. This will be the Gnome hat.
2. COLOR THE FIBONACCI GNOME HAT MONDRIAN STYLE
Now, add some horizontal and vertical lines to the fibonacci spiral using a thin black marker pen. Make the spacing between your lines uneven. Because the last thing you want is something resembling a checkerboard. As you can see, it’s already beginning to resemble a Mondrian art piece.
You can also make some of your lines thicker than the others while drawing them. This will help with the overall look of your drawing.
Piet Mondrian painted in primary colors. in addition to black and white. For that reason, that’s what we’ll be using for our Mondrian Gnome hats today. Red, blue, and yellow are the three primary colors, he used. Or how about using plaid colors to make it more festive and realistic.
Fill as many boxes as you like with the primary colors leaving some of the boxes white as seen in Piet Mondrian paintings.
Cut out the Gnome hat.
The Mondrian style Gnome hat inspired by fibonacci spiral is ready.
3. GLUE EVERYTHING TOGETHER
Print the Gnome beard template and cut it out or make your own. You can get the Gnome beard template on my Tpt Store HERE.
Cut a small oval from pink construction paper for the nose.
Next, glue the Gnome Hat to the Gnome beard and then glue the nose on the template.
The beautiful Gnome artwork is ready.
To finish the project, write something on the Gnome beard related to Math. For instance, list some things from Nature where you have found a fibonacci sequence. Or may be share your Holiday wish. This will make a nice collaborative project to display on the bulletin board.
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You can customize the fibonacci Gnome hat any way you like; may be use different colors and patterns, or keep it simple like how we did with one of the Gnome hat designs here.
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