Saturday, February 15, 2014

Flat Yarn Drawing


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Get out your yarn and encourage your children to draw with them and use their imagination. This activity is great for all ages and abilities.



I gave each child a strand of yarn and a white piece of cardboard. I asked the children to lay the cardboard on the floor and explained that this was going to be their very own canvas. 

I drew simple shapes on index cards and showed them to the children. I encouraged them to use the strand of yarn to draw the shape they saw on the card. I started with simple shapes and lines and moved on to more complex shapes.


These  are the children's interpretation of what they saw.


Triangle Shape



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Oval Shape

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Wavy Line

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As they progressed, I asked them to draw what ever they liked.


A Yummy Ice Cream Cone

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That’s Me Sitting on The Floor.

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A Bad Snake with a Big Head.

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A Rainbow

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The children made adaptations and modifications to suit their creative needs. They gathered three dimensional objects to add to their drawings.


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  1. Great looking work. I'm curious how this got started? Was there any inspiration from the children's own play? The latter ones remind me of Beautiful Stuff! Are you familiar?

  2. I love it, simple and inspirational thanks a lot for sharing

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