Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wild and Wacky Weaving!


So many "W" words! We Weave our Warp with a Weft or a Woof! Weaving is Wonderful!


Second graders folded paper in half, and used rulers to mark off 5 or 6 lines to cut. Then they "decorated" the warp with a pattern, gluing on colorful or patterned paper strips between the cuts in the paper. When the glue was dry, they chose ANOTHER pattern to weave with. Some kids repeated the same pattern, others chose something totally different. When weaving was complete, ends were glued down, and the weaving was glued to a larger sheet of construction paper. Many kids who finished quickly chose to decorate their weaving with black Sharpies and/or white colored pencils. Other quick finishers became teacher helpers, assisting kids who found the pattern of weaving to be a little challenging.

5 comments:

  1. I like the way the strips extend off the paper. It gives each weaving a great graphic feel:)

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  2. They look fantastic all together in the first picture!

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  3. Beautiful weavings with a twist, Phyl! Hey, check out a blog I just discovered in Canada:
    artshhs.blogspot.com

    She has some amazing student work posted-check it out:)

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  4. How wonderful! Love the twist on the old weaving project!

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  5. That animal print paper reminds me of your fauvist project. I just did it this week! I created big animal print skins out of butcher paper to display them on. I feel like you are teaching along side me in my classroom some days! Thanks. These are great by the way!

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