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* On the 10th page, at the bottom, re: method for finding the center of a line with a vesica piscis, it should read:
This happens to be a neat trick for finding the center of any line with your compass and no ruler to measure with. Try it with some other lines (no longer than the reach of your compass, though). Point at one end, reach to the other end,  sweep a  circle…point at the other end, same reach,  sweep a circle…vertical line in the mandorla and, presto, you’ve found the center of your line!

* It helped my kids to be told, "Use the knob at the top of the compass to hold it, so you don't squeeze in the scribe and point."
* It helped my kids to be told, "Use a light touch. You'll be able to darken that line later, but with a heavy touch you force the scribe to sink down into the paper, instead of sweeping gently over it in a circle."
* It helped my kids to be told, "As you wear down the pencil point, do adjust its length so the compass can stand up on both legs. And do sharpen  it whenever its line is getting too thick to suit you."

* To create the design labelled VP Flower 1, I constructed the vesica piscis with the first two circles. Then,  using the same reach, and using each pointy end of the mandorla as the center of a new circle, I created two new circles. You could keep going (I did two more using the new mandorlas created by these new circles), but I went to six and stopped.  VP Flower 2 is the exact same design, but just colored differently. Once I decided on the shape of the area I wanted to fill with color, I erased any interior lines. This is great practice for learning to see the underlying shapes in a work of art even when all the obvious lines are not included in the final design. Tracing paper would be a help here. I will try to get some included in future kits.