Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yarn Painting

We painted with yarn this week.  The children have been enjoying seeing the different strokes the yarn can make as it twists and turns and curls.  They have noticed how the marks change when they drag the yarn vs. when they plop it.  They have noticed the color changes.

We cut string in different lengths and tied a large bead to the end of each piece for the children to hold. We encourage them to hold the bead with their thumb and first finger to strengthen the pincer grasp. ( I will write more on that soon).

We put various colors of paint in shallow dishes and immersed the yarn in the paint with the bead on the table.
The children picked up the yarn and moved it around the paper in different exploratory movements.

 It always amazes me how children can take the same art experience and explore it so very differently.

Have you tried any different adaptations of yarn paintings in your classroom?  Tell us about it in the comments!

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