Here's another fun yarn project from MaryAnn's Art with Anything. This one involved glue-soaked yarn lengths and we did it last week over a couple of days.
First we cut our yarn into shorter pieces. Then we dipped the yarn pieces into a bowl of glue and arranged them on a piece of mat board ( tagboard, card stock, poster board, or cardboard would work as well).
We left them to dry overnight.
The glue-soaked yarn dried hard to create a really neat textural base for our painting. It w
as fun to paint over and between the yarn lines with our tempera paints.
Here Maia is painting with two paint brushes at once to mix the colors.
She is crazy-long-bangs girl at the moment. She insists she wants to grow them out, but we're having trouble keeping them out of her eyes. They won't stay in any of our barrettes
and if I french braid her hair, the bangs don't stay in the french braid. Argh!
Here Maia has moved on to painting with her hands. (And then taking her paint-covered hands over to the easel to make hand prints.) I'm wondering when she will have outgrown this desire to paint with her hands. Not that I'm in a hurry for it to happen, just curious… Do your kids like to paint with their hands?
We both loved this yarn project! I highly recommend it!
For another yarn art idea, see Painting with Yarn and Liquid Watercolors.
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