7 Class Periods
|Weaving Buddies, Second Grade Art Lesson|
- Students began this lesson by going over weaving vocabulary. Terms discussed: loom, warp, warp threads, weft.
- We discussed the many types of looms there are for weaving. We also discussed what materials they could use to create a simple loom for themselves at home.
- Students used crotchet thread to warp their loom. Students were asked to have 6 warp threads in place and in the correct tension.
- Next students selected a color to represent the hair on their weaving buddy. The yarn was cut into 2 inch pieces and hooked under each warp thread.
|Student adding hair to warp threads.|
- Skin color was selected next. Students were demonstrated on how to thread their weaving needle and begin the weaving process of "over and under" of the warp threads.
- Student continued to weave the face on their weaving buddy.
- Once complete, a nose, mouth and eyes were glued on using a hot glue gun.
- Students that needed to complete face continued to do so.
- Students were taught how to braid knot four pieces of strings together to create the arms for the weaving buddy. The arms were then woven through the warp threads.
- Students began weaving the shirt for their weaving buddy. Students were given a wide range of colors to select from and also the choice of doing solids or stripe patterns.
- Students that needed to complete the shirt continued to do so.
- Students that were ready moved on to the pants/shorts/skirt/dress option for their weaving buddy.
- Students continued to weave legs.
Student weaving leg.
- The weaving buddies were removed from loom. Students were shown how to tie warp threads in place to keep the weaving from unraveling.
- A piece of tagboard 6 x 12 inches was used to create a background for the weaving buddy.
- Weaving buddy was glued in place and students were allowed to cut or style hair as they saw fit for their buddy.