Thursday, March 21, 2013

Checkerboard Weaving and Printmaking

In kindergarten I introduce weaving in the fall with a warm and cool color weaving. We revisit weaving again in the spring and also discuss pattern and printmaking. 

Objective: To reinforce gluing and weaving skills. To introduce and explore printmaking.
  • One12x18 piece of colored paper with cuts every 2" that go along the shorter, 12" side- (I fold the paper and use the cutting board so that the cuts don't go all the way to the edge- This is the "loom").
  • Several 2x12" strips of paper 
  • Glue
  • Tempera paint
  • Objects for stamping or printing
Students will weave Under/Over through the loom using the 2x12" strips of paper. Weave in the opposite direction every time so that the weaving resembles a checkerboard. Attache the ends of the strips of paper with glue. When the weaving is complete, stamp, or print a pattern onto the weaving. I have a collection of random objects to use. Some student favorites are Lego's, small cookie cutters, and old spools of thread.  This lesson takes two days- one for the weaving, and one for the printmaking.

 Hope you enjoy this one! It looks great on display.

-Miss Scannura

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