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Vita's flag idea...

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river002 ("river002")
Sun, 02 May 1999 13:23:37 -0400

>Many of the artworks
>they'll see have flags in them so I thought I might have them make flags.
wrote Vita.

Realizing the end of the year looms pleasantly over our heads,
might I suggest this: in lieu of paper flags Vita, do you have access to
fabric crayons? Also you would need poly/cotton blend fabric or Palencia
($1.89/yd. @ Walmart here)........I personally use clean, recycled flat
bed sheets. You need poly/cotton blend because the crayon adheres better
than to cotton.
I have used the fabric flag idea for years--3rd graders created
drawings, colored with Crayola fabric crayons, ironed by me onto pre-cut
or pre-torn rectangles (sheeting rips very easily), placed on small dowels
with yarn tied at each end to hang from a tack or nail. The school district
used them to mark workshop rooms, then we returned them to the children.
My fifth graders created banners or flags using fabric crayons within
a medieval study---we used 12 x 18 paper, designed first, remembering that
words, musical notes, and various other symbols must be drawn backwards!
Then colored and ironed..the colors are magnificent and the kids took home
something tangible which could be hung in their rooms. Quite fun.

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