Monday, May 9, 2011
To top of our Mexican week (or two weeks, as it turned out) I had my 4th-6th graders work on yarn paintings. Funny story, actually. In our video on Mexican American Heritage, they did a demonstration on yarn paintings and how it is traditional to the Huichol Indians, etc. The students were so excited about yarn paintings that I changed my plan immediately. I was initially going to have them work on Papel Picado like the rest of the students, but decided to forego the plan and feed off their enthuasiasm. It payed off because many of my students tried very hard on this project and the results are beautiful. Mind you, the paper is only about 6x8", so they were finished before they had the chance to get bored with it.