Kids Art Explorers Project Two: yarn
This year we are undertaking lots of different art experiments. We’re exploring materials, techniques and styles and seeing where our creativity takes us. We’re celebrating the process of art: trying new things, having a go, being daring, making mistakes. We’re interested in how things turn out but much more focused on the fun we have along the way.
A huge thank you to all of you who joined in our Kids Art Explorers launch and got creative with pipe cleaners. You can find all the kids art ideas in our on-line Pinterest gallery. My girls have loved taking a tour around your projects and we were impressed with how many different ways you interpreted the pipe cleaner challenge: horizontal sculptures, play dough creations, colour studies, special messages. It made me so happy to see how many of your children took the lead and knew exactly what they wanted to create with the pipe cleaners, and how many of you went with it and facilitated your kid’s own creativity.
Join the Kids Art Explorers
This month we’re asking what can your kids create with yarn? You could weave it, paint with it, knit something, cut it, wind it, glue it, whatever! There are some pins on the Kids Art Explorers Pinterest board to get you started but please let your kids lead.
Maybe you could collect different textures and colours of yarn for your children to explore. Or add in other props and materials and see how they combine them. You can re-purpose old jumpers, see what you can find in a charity shop or buy a bundle from a craft store. And please feel free to substitute with string or thread if that is what you have available.
Share your kids yarn art with us
When your children have made something, please come and share it with us. We’re celebrating kids art exploring so whatever you make, however it turns out, whether it’s complex, messy or simple, we would love to see it.
:: There is a linky here, so if you are a blogger please link up. The linky is open for a month, so link up when you’re ready. I’ll be sharing what my girls make over the next few weeks.
:: If you’re not a blogger, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page.
:: All creations will be featured on the Kids Art Explorers Pinterest board, our very own on-line art gallery.
I had so much trouble getting the badge to work last time! If you would like to include it in your post, please do grab the code but you may need to change the ” to get it to work. Alternatively please feel free to copy the image and add a simple text link back to this page. I would love it if you would share the project with your friends and readers and invite them to join in. I can’t wait to see what you come up with with your yarn!