This lesson will allow students to practice creating art using a unique medium, yarn.
Grade Level: K - 3rd
Length of Time: 20 to 60 Minutes Depending on Grade Level and Design
Objectives & Outcomes
Students will use yarn and glue to ‘color’ in a picture or pattern sheet.
Yarn (various colors), scissors, glue, cotton swabs, printed pictures or pattern sheet (samples included)
Opening to Lesson
- Explain to students that they are going to paint without paint today.
- That they should choose colors that make sense in order to make their picture look good.
Body of Lesson
- Show students how to put glue on a cotton swab and paint a small part of the picture.
- Then show students how to wind yarn around to ‘paint’ their picture.
- Explain they can cut pieces of yarn to fit into small sections.
- Allow students to create their paintings.
- Have students display art pieces.
- Samples can be found here: http://www.momjunction.com/articles/pattern-coloring-pages-toddler_0085059/
Assessment & Evaluation
The students will use yarn to ‘color’ in the sheet they are given. Students should use multiple and complimentary colors to create the picture.
Modification & Differentiation
Special needs students may be given extended time or help in cutting yarn.
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