What a great project! Students really connected with this one and let their imagination blossom – there were teeth left under pillows for tooth fairies, dream catchers, decorations and borders galore!
Weaving is an age-old art form and a skill that spans centuries, materials and continents – from textiles to baskets to braids, weaving is art that is part of everyday life.
To make our “Sleepy Head” Paper Weave, we first chose our colour scheme from different pieces and strips of papers. We then made cuts in our paper “blanket” and weaved strips of paper through each flap to make a pattern, making sure all the rows were in the right place and tightly woven. We then cut a pillow shape and drew and cut a Sleepy Head to go on the pillow. Everything was then glued down and with decorations, borders and patterns, all the students did a sensational job – in fact, some would say it was downright … dreamy!
What we learned:
- The basic concepts of weaving
- How to follow instructions step by step
- How to measure and count to create a proper weave
- How to create a somewhat complex paper artform with patience and focus