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[teacherartexchange] Successful weaving idea for the young ones


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 01 2006 - 09:32:36 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Laura Ginga has shared more with Art Education list how she did her
tissue paper weaving. You can do this with tissue paper strips, scrap
ribbon, scrap fabric or even heavy yarn.

Laura's older students make a tag board frames (she always has students who
want to help her whenever they can). They took pieces of card stock
(8x18in) folded
them in half, and then folded them in half again - then cut a frame out of the
center. Next they opened them up, and stapled five pipe cleaners so they were
sandwiched between the layers (Note from Judy: you might want to tack
the pipe cleaners in place with some masking tape first).

They used two staples on each end of the pipe cleaner to make sure that the
pipe cleaners did not wiggle themselves loose. Frame is folded over
and glued together (or stapled).

As long as you tell the students not to tug too much, these "looms" are
quite durable. Once the weaving is complete, student decorate the frames.

Here is a link to a visual of the frames:

Happy Weaving,

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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