So we combined these two ideas into our art center for the week. We discussed the yarn bombing concept as well as the tree featured in the blog post at the American Visionary Art Museum and looked at photographs.
The pieces of art evolved throughout the week as the children spent time on them. As is often the case when you leave an activity out for many days, children were able to revisit it and add to their work. Others tried different aspects of the work on different days, wrapping on some and beading on others. A few only added a few beads, some just watched.
It was an incredible opportunity for fine motor work as well as a good place to watch the incredible attention spans that these students had when they were so interested in what they were creating.
This activity was done within the first two weeks of our school year, so it was also a lovely place to sit and talk getting to know each other more as we sat side by side beading or wrapping.
I loved when I saw a Facebook post from one of my families that their daughter had shared this idea at home, so she and her sister climbed a tree in their yard and sat wrapping branches with yarn. Love when home school connections are fostered by the children!