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Today we’re bringing you an extensive list of fiber art ideas for your classroom because, let’s face it, although weaving is awesome, it can wear out its welcome pretty quickly.
Thanks to everyone that commented on this post on Facebook about fiber arts in the classroom and helped contribute to the amazing list below. We hope you find some new inspiration!
***As always, please use your professional discretion with the following ideas. Some things may not be suitable for very young students (sharp needles, permanent dye, etc…) or may be better suited for a small group of students rather than an entire class.
Have students sew superhero capes, complete with their own personalized logos.
Create soft sculptures around a theme. Food, fish, monsters, self-portraits, etc…
Have students do some quilting. You can have them create a single square, a wall hanging, a collaborative piece, or an entire full-sized quilt!
Have students sew their own decorative pillows.
Have students update the traditional “sampler” on burlap with a favorite quote or even a hashtag.
Have students create puppets. Then, perform group skits with them.
Teach your students cross-stitch or embroidery techniques and have each of them revamp a piece of old clothing.
Have students tie-dye t-shirts with the primary colors to learn about color mixing.
Cassie Stephens By now, you’ve probably heard of Cassie Stephens, the best-dressed art teacher in the world. Cassie’s love for textiles comes through in many of her lessons, which you can explore on her blog.
There you have it! 33 ways to bring fiber arts into your classroom.
Tell us, what are we missing? What other fiber art projects do you do in your classroom?
Any tips or tricks about any of the methods mentioned here?