On a card forum I saw the ladies talking about Iris Folding.  I did a little research and found the website http://www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding/ in which I followed there step by step instructions to make a heart.  It came out so pretty, and was so easy to do I thought, "I can easily do this with the kids.  To keep them interested let's make it a character they love!"  And thus the Iris Folded Sponge Bob came about.

A copy of Sponge Bob - a word document is attached that I got from a google search and setup (see below)
3 Patterns or Shades of Scrap Yellow
2 - 3 Patterns or Shades of Scrap White
Lots of Tape
1 Cardstock bigger then the Sponge Bob photo you are using.

Included on this ible is a word document with three parts that you can use according to your student's ability / your prep time availability.  The first is a Sponge Bob with the lines drawn in and a color code to use. The second is a blank one in case you want to let the student's try to make their own pattern for the inside (good for teaching shapes and rotations).  The last is a copy of what Sponge Bob looks like so you can add the details.  There are two of each so that you can do this as a Mommy and Me if you want.

Step 1: Draw the Lines

To draw the lines on Sponge Bob I decided I wanted him to be two parts, his yellow body, and white pants (that will be inked / markered brown).
For the body, I drew a diamond in the center and then a bigger diamondesque shape around touching the four corners until I came to the edge.
For the pants I drew a triangle where his tie is and then made triangles coming off that to the left / right.
I then numbered the shapes from the outside towards the center.

Included is a blank copy of Sponge Bob in case you want to draw your own lines, or a paint version if you want to use mine.

Thanks guys! Now that I found Iris Folding I want to Iris Fold everything. It's so much fun and who can resist Sponge Bob!
I love this! Thanks for sharing. <br>Sunshiine
Very cool!

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