This is a fun, simple project that the fifth and sixth graders completed in one or two class periods. I found this idea on Pinterest. I was not able to locate the blog that had this project so if anyone knows of it's origin, please let me know! I would like to give proper credit for this idea! Thanks!
The students take a 2"x3" piece of construction paper in the color of their choice and carefully tear it into three pieces. Then they arrange the pieces on a sheet of drawing paper and glue them down. The students then begin to draw a line around one of the pieces, following its shape. When the line reaches where it began there are two choices. One is to close the shape and start again to make a new line and continue this process. The other choice is to continue the one line and spiral around. The student may start tracing around the other pieces at any time. When the line is about to collide with another shape the student can either stop and start again on the other side of the shape or go around both of the shapes. This process is repeated until the paper is full.