Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Rag Wreaths

For the last session this term - and for 2011! - the Children Made Christmas Rag Wreaths!
It was so, so easy and a great project to do to a little festive music in the background!
First of all, 3 colours of fabric were chosen. Strips of fabric were cut to approx 3 inches by 1 inch. Around 30 strips were needed of each colour.

Then the children were given a piece of wire to bend and tie into a circle, star or heart shape. Then they got busy tieing each fabric piece to the wire to fill the whole shape. Remember the order of your colours when you make yours!

So gorgeous! They even tied ribbon to the top and wrote Christmas messages in the centre.

Merry Christmas to everyone - from all of us at the Art Club!
See you next year!!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Paper Cone Wreaths

This week the children made Paper Cone Wreaths. It was so much fun!

Firstly, the children cut out sidcs from cardboard and covered them with wrapping paper. Then they stuck a loop of ribbon on the back.

Then they got their 2 sheets of A3 paper (one wrapping, one plain) and folded them so that they each would have 8 squares.

They cut them out and then rolled them up to form cones and stuck with tape.

Next they were given half a poly ball and some gem stickers to decorate it with.

Then all that was left to do was assemble all the pieces onto the disc with tape!

And all was complete and ready to hang!