Sunday, July 8, 2012

"Huichol" Yarn Art~

We did this Art activity during one of our Social Studies Units.  It is called Huichol (pronounced Wee-chol) Art.  It was so much fun, and my 4th graders were totally engaged while working on their own Yarn Art.  

I love the beach!  One of the perks of living in San Diego, we have lots of beaches.  So, I made my Huichol of a palm tree.  Some of my kids made Angry Birds, cute little owls, suns, flowers, sea creatures, etc...  I was going to provide them with a templates, but let them use their own creativity instead.  

The only materials needed for this project are: beeswax cut into small squares or rectangles and glued to chipboard, different colors of yarn, and popsicle sticks to push the yarn into the beeswax.  

I had my students sketch an outline of a simple figure or doodle on a piece of paper to look at as they worked on their Huichol.  It is easier to do the outline with the yarn first, and then just begin filling in your design.  They filled in the background last.  The popsicle sticks worked really well for pressing the yarn down into the beeswax.  It is definitely an Art project I will do again!  So much fun!!!  Enjoy my palm tree Huichol Art.  :)


1 comment:

  1. I'm a beach girl too! I bet your water is prettier than mine, though. Lol.

    Glad I found your blog, I'm a new follower! I nominated you for The Versatile Blog award but I see you already have it-- You ROCK!

    Rock and Teach


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