Remember how I told you not to worry about all the yarn you’d use to make a yarn sensory bin? I promised I’d share a few ideas for using some of that yarn, and this week I’m sharing another one of the art projects we used the yarn for.
We grabbed some and painted with it! Here are the details.
I set up an invitation to create using yellow strands of yarn from our sensory bin, blue strands of yarn from our scrap collection, and washable yellow and blue paint. Of course, you could use as many or as few colors as you’d like.
I didn’t give the kids any directions. I just invited them to come paint. Then I sat back to watch how they approached the task. I always love to see how differently they approach open-ended activities.
For this activity Lovey chose to dip one end of the yarn into the paint while holding on to the other end. Then she would swirl and drag that yarn across the paper.
She did this over and over again using only one hand.
Her finished artwork had thick, heavy lines of paint concentrated mostly in the center of the paper.
Big Buddy used a different approach. He held each end of a string of yarn and dipped the center of it into the paint. Then he would tap the yarn on the paper or swing it back and forth so that it would just barely drag across the paper.
His finished artwork was made of thin lines spread all around the paper.
Have you ever tried yarn painting with kids? What techniques did they use for painting with yarn?
Next week we’ll be back to share more yarn art ideas.
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