Students in our after school knitting club had a lot of fun making a knit cowl. First , we learned how to "finger knit" a thick rope of yarn, and then we arm knit the rope into a warm, fuzzy cowl scarf. Arm knitting involves the same process as using knitting needles, but is much easier for little ones to have success with their first time.
Grade is enjoying making insect sculptures based on images of real beetles and a 3D habitat for their creatures using painted painted paper collage.
Grade 5 is working hard to animal "combines" using observational drawing techniques and careful research in their visual journals. So far the responses to the project have been richly imaginative and carefully observed.
PreK and Kinders love to get down to the business of making painted paper and I'm so glad they do. This simple activity has a lot going for it. Not only do students get the pleasure of exploring mark making, color mixing and creating texture, the resulting paper is excellent collage material for our final project.
The kinder kids are busy learning about symmetry and color mixing with our symmetrical butterflies. Exploring how to create secondary colors from primary colors with finger paint is always a hit with these little ones!