a faithful attempt
After a few years of having this project on my 'to teach' list, I finally got around to trying paper plate weaving with my Grade 4-6 mixed class. I saw the original idea HERE on the amazing website of Cassie Stephens. I followed her direction exactly and the weavings turned out really well. I HIGHLY recommend only using Chinet brand plates as Cassie states. I tried it with a thinner paper plate and it did not hold up well. So stick with Chinet or the sturdiest brand you can find. Students…
Hula hoop DIY - Make a rug from recycled tees or yarn leftovers
A hula hoop, a stack of old tees or yarn leftovers & some finger knitting action is all you need for this awesome DIY project.
The Spectrum of our Personalities
OHMIGOSH, I am so in love with this project. I originally found this idea on Pinterest (of course!) and thought I had pinned it but didn't. Hmmmm. Anyway, it was a great lesson on spectrum, paint mixing, incorporating text into artwork, and creating a personally meaningful work of art. I had the students start out (using a 12x18" sheet of paper) make between 8-12 wavy lines on their paper. They then used ONLY the primary colors to paint in the wavy lines and mix the paints into the secondary…
How to make a manu taratahi
Follow these instructions to make a triangular child’s kite: Figure 1: Lay the feathered toetoe stalks on top of the unfeathered stalk as shown. Bind the stalks together with string. Figure 2: Lace together dry raupō leaves in groups of six. Start at the wide ...
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