Clay Plaque Weavings
Love the color scheme... will require this next year.
Go Packers... A little Wisconsin pride
She might be sucking up........I'll take it.
My third grade just finished their never ending weaving project. They started out with the weaving made on a cardboard loom. The weaving was the basic warp string and "under and over" format. When the students all finished their weaving's, we started the clay plaques. The students were all given a small piece of grid paper to help make their design symmetrical. The students started by figuring out the placement of the six holes that would hold the warp strings. Once the holes were drawn on, the students designed one half of their plaque using the squares (ex. four squares to the left, three squares up, and eighteen squares to the right). The students reversed the directions on the other side of the plaque. The students cut out the grid design and I saved them for the next class.
The students came ready for clay the next class. We rolled out slabs of clay and placed the paper design over the top of the clay. Students cut out the design and poked holes in the clay for the warp strings. I gave the students a bunch of tools and random objects to design and press into the clay with.