Lesson 5: Pattern 3: Flower of Life

Using a compass and following precise instructions, children make an image of overlapping and interconnected circles to recreate the sacred geometric symbol, 'the flower of life'

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that a compass is used to make circles

  • Using a compass safely and accurately to divide a circle into arcs to recreate the flower of life pattern

  • Knowing that people have used the flower of life pattern for thousands of years

Teacher Video: Flower of Life

Pupil Video: Flower of Life

Presentation: Flower of Life

Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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