Monday, July 26, 2010
Fun and easy yarn projects at PTSA summer camp!
We had a great week making giant Ojo de Dios (God's eyes) and pompom critters, and learning to make a Japanese Kumihimo braid. The kids ranged from those entering 4th grade to 6th grade, with my 'helper' entering 7th grade, and everyone was successful and happy.
The God's eyes were made on 3' dowels. The kids caught on quickly and chose very unique color combinations.
Everyone got so good at making pompoms, we made these adorable pompom critters.
So easy and cute!
Kumihimo is very easy to do - all you need is a notched circle of heavy cardboard and some yarn. The kids were surprised by how easy it was to learn, and they all took their 'looms' home and came back each day to show me what they had made the previous night without any assistance. We made bracelets and keychains.
All in all, it was a good week. And as for my super helper, I needed a reminder to be specific with instructions! One day, I asked her to PICK UP the rolls of masking tape we had used. I neglected to say PUT THEM AWAY. So I walked the kids to the front door to meet their rides home, and when I returned to my classroom, this (picture below) was what I found. She had certainly 'picked up' the tape! Cute, huh?