Sunday, April 15, 2012
Recycled Paper Weaving
Art Lessons for Kids. I usually do a fabric weaving with my Kindergarten, but it requires a lot of prep for me. I cut the fabric in strips make the looms and wrap the warp, then the students weave. I have plenty of scrap paper, and I only had to cut my donated mat board down to the same size.
The main thing to remember for this lesson is to break it all into small steps. I use centers in my pre-K and Kindergarten classes, so each step was about 15 minutes. One lesson was creating the warp, day 2 was painting the background and warp. Day 3 was weaving (I would NOT do this with a large group of kids at once.) Day 4 was the last day of painting.
PS. When we were setting up for our district art show last week, I saw another teacher with these same weavings. Hers looked great, too. I told her we must be visiting the same places online.