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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nature Weavings

My third grade students made these beautiful nature weavings.  It has been beautiful weather here the last couple of weeks, a perfect time to take our art outdoors!  First, we made a frame out of sticks, hotgluing the sticks in place.  The corners were then reinforced with twine.  Then, the students created their loom by wrapping yarn around their frame vertically and horizontally.  Once their loom was made, we went outside and collected natural objects for our weaving.  The weaving pictured above makes me smile huge when I see it; the student proclaimed after placing the yellow leaf in it, "Look!  The yellow leaf gave it spirit!"


  1. What would be neat is having older students like 4th and 5th graders draw these nature weaving's as a still-life project. Very cute.

  2. That's a great idea Brittney! I wish I would have thought of it before I sent them all home with the students! :) I just didn't have the space to store them. I'll have to remember that for next time.

  3. I love this project.

    My daughter made a fairy house using nature weavings when she was in elementary. She is now in High school and has this project on her night stand.