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Double-the-Design Yarn Paintings!

Use yarn as a painting tool to explore math concepts! Create one-of-a-kind designs with Crayola Pearl It! Mixing Medium.

  • Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Directions

    1. Have students cover their painting area with recycled newspaper. In a small bowl, combine Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint with Crayola Pearl It! Mixing Medium. Create a variety of different colors and effects.
    2. Crease construction paper in the center to make halves. Measure and cut yarn in different lengths with Crayola Scissors. Dip most of each piece of yarn into a different color of paint. Arrange the painted yarn on one side of the folded paper.
    3. Fold the paper over the painted yarn. Gently press down. Lift the paper and carefully remove the yarn. You have a mirror image on the paper halves. Air-dry the double design!
  • Standards

    VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.

    VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.

  • Adaptations

    Encourage students to experiment with different types of yarn, ribbon, and string in various weights and textures. How does the use of various string-like materials alter the artist's results?

    Students use other Tempera Mixing Mediums (such as Texture It! And Glitter It!) to achieve different effects. Mix it with the paint or apply over dry paint.

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