Tuesday, September 17, 2019

1st grade Rainbow Cloud Weavings


This week, 1st grade is learning how to weave, and reviewing the order of the rainbow! We were inspired by the awesome art teacher, Olivia Gay, and wanted to try it out for ourselves! You can check out all the cool stuff she does on her art teacher instagram account
Here's how we made them!
Materials:

Day 1: We talk about weaving, and the colors of the rainbow. We watch a quick clip of the "They Might Be Giants, Roy G. Biv" video, and then I start demonstrating! Here are some folks tracing their clouds. (I tried to get them to draw their bumpy lines, but their clouds turned out to be too small to weave with) So, I made them some cloud tracers to trace!




I show them how to trace, fold, and cut their paper to make their cloud loom. Make sure they cut on the folded line! Then I demonstrate how to weave! Just go over & under, and over & under! Make sure on the next color, you do the opposite of what the previous line did. Quite a few of them finished in one 45 minute class. This is also a great lesson for us art on a cart people too! The kids were challenged, but happy with the results! Here are some beautiful rainbows!




















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